The Kondonas of Kara (ASKO) hosted the Egyptian club Future FC at the Stade de Kégué in Lomé this Sunday, February 12, 2023, as part of the first day of the CAF Cup. The Togolese, who had dominated the match with a goal until the 80th minute, failed to win the duel.
Although the Kondonas were able to score from the start of the game, in the 3rd minute, thanks to an opening from Amah Tchoutchoui, yesterday’s meeting ended with the score of 1-1.
Abalo Dosseh’s men with the advantage in scoring, managed to maintain it until the end of the first part despite the dangerous attacks from the visitors.
Returning from the locker room, Future FC will increase the speed. After about twenty minutes in the second half, the Egyptian striker Ahmed Atef finds himself alone in front of Mahadiou Sama, the ASKO goalkeeper. Sama will succeed in preventing this equalizer which will come despite everything in the 81st minute through Mohamed Farouk.
Thus, the two teams separated at the Kégué stadium with a score of 1-1.
“Technically the opponent was stronger than us”
At the end of the match, coach Abalo Dosseh mentioned a technical superiority of their opponents. A situation that a coach cannot solve, according to him.
“I think technically they are above us, it’s not a coach who can solve the problem. I told the players to expect that. We ran a lot to compensate for certain things. Let them have the ball, I don’t really think so, but at some point we also mastered the ball, they ran behind the ball. On the whole match the draw is fair, ”said the technician at first before praising his team.
“Technically the opponent was stronger than us, that must be recognized. It was our failure too… But you know, we cannot compare the level of our football with the level of Egyptian football. Playing 90 minutes at this pace, we’re not used to it. The players really made a lot of effort, I congratulate them. It’s not easy, I saw this team play against Pyramids FC, it was not easy, ”he added.
ASKO’s next game in this CAF Cup competition will be in Morocco where they will face FAR Rabat on February 19, 2023.