Football: Caf Confederation Cup |05 November 2022
La Passe lose 0-2 to Diables Noirs in ‘home leg’
La Passe have lost their ‘home match’ of the Confederation of African Football (Caf)
Confederation Cup playoff on a 0-2 score against Congolese side Diables Noirs from Brazzaville.
Yesterday’s match was played at the Côte d’Or Sports Complex in Mauritius since the national stadium, Stad Linite, is not certified for international matches.
Diables Noirs scored their two goals in the 6th and 16th minutes.
The return leg match is expected to be played in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville, on Wednesday November 9 at 6.30pm Congolese time.
La Passe will fly to Brazzaville from Mauritius today.
Seychelles champions La Passe won by walk-over against Volcan of the Comoros in the first preliminary round before being mauled 15-1 on aggregate by South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundown in the second preliminary round of the Caf Champions League.
They earned the right to fight on in the Caf Confederation Cup after emerging as one of the 16 teams who lost their second preliminary round Caf Champions League clash.
The Caf competition format stipulates that all the 16 losers of the Champions League second preliminary round meet the winners of the Confederation Cup second preliminary round in playoff matches for places in the Confederation Cup group stage.
In the first prelimary round, La Passe lost 0-1 against the Volcan Club de Moroni at the Omnisports Stadium in Malouzini, the Comoros, with Danny scoring in the 15th minute of the encounter on Saturday September 10. La Passe then travelled to Mauritius to ‘host’ the Comorians who failed to make it to Mauritius, forcing Caf to cancel the match.