The ASEC Mimosas receives Wednesday, ZESCO United of Zambia on behalf of the fourth day, in Pool A of the CAF Champions League. In the first leg played on July 16 at N’Dola, the Mimosas were inclined heavily by (1-3) face the Zambian representative. The return match is an opportunity for Mimos to redeem to get back in the race for one of the two qualifying places in the group for the semifinals.
“We must not close our eyes, our balance sheet at the end of the first phase is mixed. With two losses against the WAC and ZESCO United, against a victory over Al Ahly in Alexandria, we have no room for error. We’ll have to approach the second leg with great commitment and success, “ told the coach of the ASEC Mimosas, Siaka Traoré on the CAF website.
“I think that we should not see things that way. The match against Asi took place in a spirit of Cup.The Cup games are unique in that even teams believed second-always manage to oppose fierce adversity. This was the case with Asi that pushed us to the penalties. This certainly explains the difficulty that my players have had in this game. And it should not obscure the fact that the team was returning from an expedition to Zambia where we lost (1-3) before ZESCO United in the third round of the Champions League. They had at heart not to lose that first game, “ added the Ivorian technician.
After three days of competition, the ASEC Mimosas in third place with 3 points behind the Zambian club (2nd, 6 points) and Widad Athletic Club (WAC) of Casablanca of Morocco