Al-Hilal nail GPA to reach CAF Confederations Cup group phase

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Al-Hilal on Sunday thrashed Gambia Ports Authority 3-0 in the second leg played in Khartoum to reach the group stage of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup.

The Sudanese side held the Gambian champions to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Banjul before the second leg in Khartoum on Sunday.

Gambia Ports Authority opened the scores through striker Modou Njie Sarr in the 42nd minute of the game from winger Alagie Sarr’s brilliant cross to fire home the opener for the Gambian champions.

Al-Hilal responded back and levelled the scores through midfielder Mofadal Hassan in the 62nd minute of the game to cancel striker Modou Njie Sarr’s 42nd-minute strike to make it 1-1.

The Sudanese side needed a goalless draw to progress to the group stage of the continent’s second tier football club competition.

The Gambian champions needed a 2-2 draw or a victory against the Sudanese side to advance to the group stage of the continent’s second tier football club competition.

Al-Hilal managed to notch in three goals in the game to progress to the group stage of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup following their 1-1 draw with the Gambian champions in the first leg in Banjul.

The defeat saw Gambia Ports Authority out of the continent’s second tier football club competition and Hilal through to the group stage.

Author: Lamin Darboe