ASEC Mimosas did not win its first League Cup final on Wednesday night at Treichville Sports Park, against the strong USC Bassam team, which was very tight in defence and realistic in attack to win (1-0).
For this final, USC Bassam preferred to repeat the same strategy that allowed it to draw with ASEC Mimosas in the 8th day of Ligue 1: densify the defense, the midfield and proceed by counter-attacks. And it was this strategy that allowed him to light the first spark. The Bassamese team gets a corner on which the goalkeeper mimosas, BAMBA Aboubakar, with a superb tap deflects a header from MOAVÉ Vitalis over the crossbar (9′). ASEC Mimosas reacted timidly to a low shot from YESSOH Kissito deflected in the process, but which was easily controlled by goalkeeper KONÉ Mamadou (17′). Faced with a very strengthened defense of USC Bassam, ASEC Mimosas patiently seeks and finds a flaw on a counterattack. SINGONÉ Tosséta offers a caviar to YESSOH Kissito in the back of the opposing defense, but the latter sees his strike from the left repelled by goalkeeper KONÉ Mamadou (31′). 2 minutes later, USC Bassam opened the scoring on a corner (33′). On the action, the goalkeeper Mimosas, BAMBA Aboubakar, is hindered in his exit and this benefits the second post to DIARRASSOUBA Nabyl which gives the advantage to the Islanders (1-0). The pause comes on this score.
On the resumption, the Shareholders push their team. Julien CHEVALIER’s players are fighting to try to equalize. USC Bassam’s lead did not open the game any more than they did in the first half. In the face of USC Bassam’s ultra-strengthened defense, only technical solutions can allow ASEC Mimosas to equalize. That’s what SINGONÉ Tosséta almost did when he punctured the opposing defence to go and fail on the goalkeeper (74′). ASEC Mimosas still has a golden opportunity to equalize when DIAKITE Oumar plays the opposing defense and serves royally YESSOH Kissito whose power-losing strike is picked up by KONÉ Mamadou (89′). The score will remain there and USC Bassam wins the 7th edition of the League Cup.