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CAF Confed Cup: Morocco's Hassania stretch Confed Cup winning streak

By The Atlas Lions, Dec 15 2018 12:23PM

( Hassania Agadir of Morocco maintained their impressive start in the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup with a 2-0 round-of-32 first leg victory over Generation Foot of Senegal on Friday.

Ayoub el Mallouki scored his third goal of the campaign in the second-tier African club competition after only three minutes in the southern Moroccan coastal city of Agadir.

Tamer Seyam added a second Hassania goal on 65 minutes to wrap up the win. The club are seeking to do better than 11 years ago when they made an early exit in their only previous Confederation Cup appearance.

Hassania were far too strong for AS GNN of Niger in the preliminary round this month, winning 4-0 at home and drawing 0-0 away.

Generation are competing in the African equivalent of the Uefa Europa League for a fourth straight season and were eliminated by another Moroccan club in the third round last year.

Losing and failing to score in Agadir will disappoint the Senegalese academy club after a 1-0 away win over 2012 Confederation Cup runners-up Djoliba of Mali in the previous round.

In another first leg match, Vladimiro 'Va' Felix scored on 28 minutes to give Petro Atletico of Angola a 1-0 away victory over AS Nyuki of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa.

African debutants Nyuki were a second division club when they won the 2018 Congolese Cup and Petro are making a ninth bid to become the first Angolan winners of the Confederation Cup.

A further 13 first legs will be played Saturday while Raja Casablanca of Morocco begin their defence of the title at home to Cercle Mberi Sportif of Gabon Sunday.

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