Result: FUS Rabat 3:0 FC Johansen (4-1 on aggregate) – Date: 18 February 2017 – Venue: Stadium Moulay Al Hassab, Rabat.
FUS Rabat moved to the next stage of the CAF Champions League qualifiers after defeating FC Johansen 3-0 in Rabat and 4-1 on aggregate on Saturday.
FC Johansen nearly broke the deadlock after 10 minutes the visitors rattled the crossbar from a header.
FUS Rabat eventually broke the deadlock in the 17th minute when Karim Benarif taps in a pass from the left to put the home team in front.
Following their opening goal, between the two sides, the home team was the better side creating a couple of half-chances before the break.
Johansen started well in the second half, they were desperate for a goal to get back into the tie but leaving their defense very much open.
In the 77th minutes, Gambian international Yusupha Njie capitalised and doubled the hosts lead with a lovely volley before El Araoui H completed the victory from close range in the 93′ minutes additional time.
It will be recalled that FC Johansen played 1-1 draw with their Moroccans counterparts on February 11 in Freetown.
FUS at their Moulay Al Hassab stadium in Rabat thrashed the Sierra Leone 2016 FA Cup Champions 3-0 to go through on 4-1 aggregate scoreline.
The visitors fell short to compete against a very experienced Moroccan top flight side. FUS Rabat will likely face Libyan outfit Al Ahly Tripoli in March.
Al Ahly thrashed Ghanaian champions Wa All Stars 3-1 at the Tamale Sports Stadium in Ghana in their first preliminary tie.
Here is how they line-up:
Mohammed Kamara Gk, Yeami Dunia, Abu kanu aka Abedi, Abu suma, Ibrahim kabba aka Taribo, Ibrahim Sorie Barrie Cpt, John Caulker, Kwame Quee, Nyakeh O Alpha, George Mata aka Baggio, Abdul Bangura aka Babu
Subs: Unisa Conteh aka Dunsor, Saidu Bundu aka skertel, Solomon Toby aka okiki, Abdulai keita Bangura, Denise kamara, Musa kamara aka Alves
Coach: John Keister
Rabat’s XI: El Housli, Mehdi Khalis, Nayef Aguerd, Mehdi Bassil, Mohamed Nahiri, Karim Benarif, Ahmed Jahouh, Ibrahim Sidibie, Hicham El Aroui, Mohamed Fouzair, Abdessalam A Benjelloun.
Subs: Majid, Saoud, Jarici, Skouma, Yusupha Njie, Bettache, Niang.
Coach: Hoalid Regragui
Officiating Team: Central referee: Lahlou Benbraham – 1st assistant referee: Bouabdallah Omari – 2nd assistant referee: Mohammed Serradji – Reserve referee: Redouane Necib. All From Algeria
Saturday, February 18, 2017 – CAF Champions League Results:
FUS Rabat (Mar) 3 : 0 FC Johansen (Sie) (4-1 Aggregate)
Al-Merreikh (Sud) 4 : 1 Ela Nguema (Gnq) (5-1 Aggregate)
Bidvest Wits (Rsa) 3 : 1 Saint-Louisienne (Reu) (4-3 Aggregate)
ASFAN (Nig) 3 : 1 Tanda (Ivo) (3-4 Aggregate)
Township Rollers (Bot) 3 : 2 CNaPS Sport (Mad) (4-4 Aggregate)
APR (Rwa) 0 :1 Zanaco (Zam) (0-1 Aggregate)
Atlabara (Ssu) 1 : 4 Cotonsport (Cmr) 1:6 Aggregate)
Young Africans (Tan) 1: 1 Ngaya Club (Com) (6:1 Aggregate)