FC San Pedro produced a memorable comeback Sunday by defeating Asante Kotoko 2-0 in Abidjan to reach the 2019/20 Caf Confederation Cup group stage.
The Ivorian side proved too strong at home to overturn a 1-0 away first-leg defeat from last weekend when they conceded a deep injury-time goal from the spot.
Cheick Soumaro gave the hosts a very early lead after just two minutes to equalize the aggregate clash score at 1-1. The opening half witnessed no more goals as things were left to be decided in the second stanza.
And while the game looked on its way to a shootout to decide the aggregate winner, Tidjane Diomande scored the all-important winner for the Ivorians three minutes from time.
Tidjane’s strike secured San Pedro a historic qualification while Kotoko were left ruing their missed chances as the former African Champions missed yet again a place in the lucrative group stage.
Kotoko finished the game with ten men after seeing a second yellow card shown to centre-back Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu just before time.
Pyramids, El Masry (Egypt), Enyimba, Rangers (Nigeria), RS Berkane, HUSA (Morocco), Nouadhibou (Mauriania), Horoya (Guinea), Zanaco (Zambia), San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire), El Nasr (Libya), Djoliba (Mali), Motema Pembe (DR Congo), Bidvest Wits (South Africa), Paradou (Algeria)