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Ba’s Campaign Fall Short

  The Ba football side have bowed out of the OFC Champions League. The Imdad Ali-coached side were thrashed 8-0 by Team Wellington in Kone, New Caledonia last night. The
05 Mar 2017 11:22
Ba’s Campaign Fall Short
Ba football team

 

The Ba football side have bowed out of the OFC Champions League.

The Imdad Ali-coached side were thrashed 8-0 by Team Wellington in Kone, New Caledonia last night. The Kiwis started strongly and led 3-0 at halftime.

Meanwhile, AS Magenta are the first side to qualify for the OFC Champions League semi-finals and do so unbeaten with the full complement of points after beating Madang 5-0 in their final Group A match at Stade Numa Daly in Nouméa.

AS Central Sport also finished with a win, beating Lupe Ole Soaga 3-0, but it did little to make up for the hurt they endured at the hands of Magenta two days earlier which effectively ended their semi-final hopes.

AS Magenta coach Alain Moizan had hoped to qualify for the semi-finals, but to do so unbeaten was better than he could have imagined.

“We absolutely wanted to exit from the group and we managed to do that uncontested, with all nine points after winning all three matches,” Moizan enthused.

“Tonight we managed to score five unanswered goals and it’s like an extra treat because it’s rare that we don’t concede at least one goal.”

Moizan was a little concerned ahead of the match that his side may have been taking a slightly complacent approach to their final group game but his concerns soon evaporated as the match got underway.

“They were a little too at ease and a little bit too confident which annoyed me. If you don’t respect your opponent then there is always some kind of karmic justice. But they really got into the game, they were consistent and concentrated for the full 90 minutes.”

 

Edited by Osea Bola

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