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JS Kabylie Shock Coton Sport As ES Setif Hold Orlando Pirates

Coton Sports of Cameroon failed to make full use of home ground advantage as the team went down 2-1 to JS Kabylie of Algeria on Wednesday afternoon.

The Group B tie was played at Roumde Adjia Stadium where Redha Bensayah opened the scoring on 63 rd minute before Walid Bencherifa added the second five minutes later.

Both goals came in after Coton Sport’s dependable attacker Sibiri Sanou was sent off following a second bookable offence at hour mark

However, Francis Alemi netted a consolation goal for the Cameroonian with one minute remaining to the end of the explosive match.

The win sends Kabiyle to the top of Group A standing with nine points while Coton Sports dropped on the second spot with goal difference separating the two side.

Elsewhere, Orlando Pirates of South Africa dropped two valuable points as they were held to a goalless stalemate by ES Setif of Tunisia in a Group A match played at Orlando Stadium.

Both sides had an eventful first half with half chances created but nothing fruitful in the opening minutes.

ES Setif came closer to opening the scores in the 14th after their striker Daniel Lomotey fired a short range drive off a corner kick but found Siyabonga Mpontshane in the right place.

Pirates were forced into a first-half change as Mpontshane picked up a knock which saw the arrival of Sandilands.

Lomotey missed another free header at the half hour mark with Sandilands well beaten on his far post.

Abderrahim Deghmoum had a chance to build something for the hosts in the 37th but his run down the right and an eventual pass was deflected out by Paseka Mako.

Ntsikelelo Nyauza also had a goal line clearance during the period.


Further threats from the Tunisia followed nine minutes in the break through a counter-attack involving Ahmed Kendouci, Deghmoum and El Amine Amoura, but Sandilands was on alert.

Pirates started to regain control midway through the second half and came close to through a header from Fortune Makaringe following a corner, but the centre-back nodded over.

The Sea Robbers carved another big chance midway in the second half after Mabasa volleyed a floating delivery from the right-side into the side-netting.

It was a match that saw plenty of opportunities on the day but with both sides failing to convert as the tie ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

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