Caf Confederation Cup: Bayelsa United Loses at Sewe Sport

Bayelsa United have it all to fight for in their quest to reach the groups stage of this year’s Orange Caf Confederation Cup.

The ‘Restoration Boys’ were beaten 2-0 by the champions of Cote d’Ivoire Premier League, Sewe Sport, on Sunday in San Pedro.

Roger Assalé hit a double in the 45th and 92nd minutes to seal his side’s victory before thousands of enthusiastic supporters gathered at the Stade Auguste Denise.

The Orange Caf Confederation Cup.
The Orange Caf Confederation Cup.

‘Seweke’, one of the eight clubs demoted to the Confederation Cup after losing their Caf Champions League final-round qualifying match to TP Mazembe of DR Congo on away goal rule, now travel to Sapele, Nigeria, hoping to secure swift passage into the money-spinning group stages at the expense of the Glo Nigeria Premier League side.

Bayelsa United, who had previously progressed to the current round by overturning a 2-1 loss at How Mine with a 2-0 win in Yenagoa (3-1 agg.), now have to score more goals than their opponents while also preventing them from scoring on the road.