PHOTOS: APR out of CAF Confed Cup

Djoliba AC de Bamako qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup second round despite losing 2-1 to APR FC in the first round second leg on Saturday at Amahoro National Stadium.
Djoliba goal scorer Siaka Bagayoko falls over following tackle from APR FC skipper Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza during the match at Amahoro National Stadium. S. Ngendahimana
Djoliba goal scorer Siaka Bagayoko falls over following tackle from APR FC skipper Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza during the match at Amahoro National Stadium. S. Ngendahimana

Saturday
CAF Confed Cup

First round; 2nd led
APR FC 2-1 Djoliba (Agg. 2-2*)

Djoliba AC de Bamako qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup second round despite losing 2-1 to APR FC in the first round second leg on Saturday at Amahoro National Stadium.

The Malian side progressed to the next round on the away goals’ rule as the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate—Djoliba won the first leg 1-0 on March 7 in Bamako. The lone goal was netted by Cheikh Niang.

In the second leg, the visitors took the lead in the 9th minute courtesy of a brilliant header from forward Siaka Bagayoko. APR FC equalized ten minutes later through midfielder Djihad Bizimana.

The hosts continued to press forward in search for a second and possibly a third goal but the first half end 1-1, leaving APR FC in pursuit of two goals in the second half.

APR head coach Ljubomir ‘Ljupko’ Petrovic made changes in the 47th minute, bringing on young forward Inncocent Nshuti for the ineffective Dominique Savio Nshuti and nine minutes later, he brought on Maxime Sekamana, who replaced the equally unproductive Issa Bigirimana.

Djoliba AC de Bamako goalkeeper Adama Keita received a yellow card on the 73rd minute for time-wasting and a minute later, Djoliba coach replaced Naby Soumah with Mohamed Cisse.

Nshuti, 19, put APR in the lead on the 75th minute as the home team pressed further forward but the comeback fell just short as the Malians held on for the result they needed to be in the hat for the play-off round.

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APR FC striker Nshuti Innocent scores the second goal, seen here in action with Youssouf Maiga during the match
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Army Side head coach Petrovic Ljupko looks so disappointed after failing to qualify his side
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Defender Herve Rugwiro battles for the ball with Naby Soumah during the match as captain MIGGI looks on
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Djihad Bizimana scores the equalizer , captured here in action with Oumar Kida during the match
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Djoliba AC de Bamako forward Naby Soumah dribbles past APR FC defender Herve Rugwiro during the second leg match at Amahoro Stadium(Sam Ngendahimana)
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Djoliba AC goalkeeper Adama Keita controls the ball in the first half, he was shown a yellow card for delaying the match
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Djoliba players celebrate the goal in the first half
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Djoliba supporters cheer on players after the match
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Goalkeeper Adama Keita captured here after the match as he thank his supporters
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Head coach Petrovic and his assistant Jimmy Mulisa look so dejected after the match
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Heads of delegation thank their supporters after eliminating APR FC in Kigali
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It was a mood of celebration for Djoliba delegation after eliminating APR FC
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Members of delegation celebrate with the goalkeeper Adama Keita
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Midfielder Jean Claude Iranzi tries to go past Djoliba's defender Seydou Diallo at Amahoro Stadium
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Muhadjili Hakizimana vies for the ball with Mamadou Cisse during the match
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Officials follow the match between Djoliba and APR FC
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Officials
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Players and the delegation celebrate the victory

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