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ASC Jaraaf, CS Sfaxien Book CAF Confederation Cup Last-Eight Spots

ASC Jaraaf of Senegal and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia secured CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final places after assuring a top two finish in Group C of the competition.

Jaraaf secured a 1-0 win over Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in a match played at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies.

CS Sfaxien beat Salitas of Burkina Faso 2-0 in a one sided match played at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Benin.

Jaraaf dominated possession in the opening stages of the game with Papa Paye looking to continue his goal-scoring form having netted two goals in as many matches for the home side.

The experienced attacker unleashed a powerful shot which narrowly missed the target following a good move by the home side.

Jaraaf were all over Etoile from the start, but they were struggling to create clear-cut chances with the experienced Lamane Diene working hard in the visitors’ final third.

The home side took the lead in the 25 minute when Paye took advantage of some slow defending from Sahel to stick in a foot and thump the ball home to make it 1-0.

Etoile took control of the game towards the end of the first half, but they had the possession in areas where they were not able to hurt Jaraaf.

The home side’ defence continued to frustrate Etoile attackers who were keen to score an equalizer.

Mohamed Konate was given marching orders in the 66th minute following a protest on a disallowed goal before sending dangerous tackle on Albert Diene.

Yassine Chikhaoui’s pace and trickery gave Jaraaf all sorts of problems, but still, nothing came out of it as the scoreboard remained unchanged.

However, Jaraaf shot-stopper Pape Seydou made late saves to deny both Chikhaoui and Aymen Sfaxi, ensuring that the encounter ended in a 1-0 win.

In Porto Novo, CS Sfaxien reached the last eight after beating Salitas of Burkina Faso 2-0.

A well taken penalty by Firas Chaouat on the seventh minute and a Kingsley Eduwo’s strike in the 51st minute ensured the Tunisians booked a place in the quarter-finals.

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