Congo club win CAF Confederation Cup
Posted: 25 November 2012 Time: 8:07 pm
AC Leopards sealed their giant-killing run in the CAF Confederation Cup by winning the competition on Sunday with a 2-1 home triumph over Djoliba of Mali.
Guelor Bebhey Ndey netted the winner on the stroke of half-time to give the Congolese club a 4-3 aggregate triumph after a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the final in Bamako last weekend.
The two away goals, plus a list of impressive victims in the earlier rounds, had Leopards favourites for the return and they lived up to expectations when they took the lead through Cesaire Gandze after 23 minutes in the Congolese provincial city of Dolisie.
But Djoliba, who were Confederation Cup winners three years ago, equalised 11 minutes later through Salif Coulibaly, only to again go behind just before the break.
Leopards are only the second team from Congo-Brazzaville to win a continental trophy, almost 40 years after CARA Brazzaville won the old-style African Champions Cup in 1974.