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BYC II wins, but eliminated from Caf Cup

Kolubah Zayzay/Benjamin S. Taingay
BYC, II football team
BYC, II football team

(elbcradio.com/Mar. 23, 2016)-Liberia’s second division club, Barrack Young Controllers II (BYC II), managed a 2-0 defeated over their Moroccan counterparts, Kawkab Marrakech.

The match was played Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in the returned leg of the Caf Confederation Cup Competition.

The 2-0 score line was, however, not enough to see BYC II through to the next round of the competition as they lost the first leg 3-0 two Sundays ago in Marrakech.

A low strike from Orlando George in the 79th minute gave BYC II the lead, before Prince Kennedy netted in the second from the penalty spot in the 88th minute.

Sam Jackson, the most dangerous man for BYC II, missed an opportunity to put the Liberian side ahead in the 27th minute when he saw his penalty save by Ozouka Mohamed.

Just before that penalty, Randy Dukuly wasted an opportunity when he intercepted a pass from the visiting goalkeeper right on the ark of the eighteen.Instead of hitting the ball at the back of the net, Randy sent the ball back to the keeper.

BYC II needed a 4-0 win to progress to the next round of the competition, or a 3-0 victory to end the game through penalty shootouts, but they ended the two legs on a 3-2 goal aggregate.

Speaking to reporters after the game, BYC II Coach, Emmanuel Kaykay, said he was impressed by the performance of his players, despite their elimination from the Caf tournament.

“We should have won this match with big score line, but it did not work well for us. We are, however, not totally discouraged, but will keep our heads high to fight another battle,” said Coach Kaykay.

He said winning the game was a boost and hope they can do greater things with the experience they have accrued from the International scene. The Visiting team’s Coach, Hassan Benabicha, rained praises on the Liberian team, describing the players as young talents.

“I was happy that my team moved on to the next round of the competition, despite the defeat, Coach Hassan Benabicha told reporters at the ATS following the game.

Sunday’s match was the second appearance of BYC II in the Caf Confederation Cup, after their debut appearance in 2013 when they were eliminated by Tanzanian club, AZAM FC, in the Caf Cup second round.
 

 


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