Caf Confederation Cup: Bayelsa United to face CS Sfaxien after scaling Ashanti Golden Boys hurdle


Nigeria National League side Bayelsa United will lock horns with Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien in the first round of the Caf Confederation Cup.

The Yenagoa-based outfit overpowered AS Ashanti Golden Boys 4-2 in a preliminary round showdown at the Yenagoa Township Stadium on Sunday evening.

Depreye Tebowe’s men reigned supreme thanks to a brace from Okardi Inikurogha as well as strikes from Favour Martins and Emo James.

The visitors got their goals through Moussa Keita who beat goalkeeper John Shaibu on two occasions.

The fixture versus the 2021 Guinee Coupe Nationale runners-up was settled in one leg owing to the backdrop of a reported coup d’etat attempt in the country.

To reach the group stage of the tournament, Bayelsa United must negotiate their way past the eight-time Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions.

Despite the huge task ahead, goalkeeper Shaibu is positive about his team’s chances of making it past the North Africans.

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