ASEC Mimosas picked their second victory in the CAF Champions League group stage after defeating Jwaneng Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday.
Ivorian striker Sankara Karamoko scored the two goals. He opened the scoring on 57 minutes when he latched onto Mofosse Tresor’s pass to slot ASEC ahead and then sealed victory late on with his second of the game courtesy of Serge Pokou’s unselfish assist.
The result sent the resurgent Ivorians three points clear of Galaxy at the top of the table as they claimed a second win in three matches. Jwaneng had sat level on points with Saturday’s opponents before kick-off at the Obed Itani Chilume Stadium.
Botswana outfit Galaxy stays in second place in the group behind the high-flying Ivorians with Tanzanian side Simba in third place while Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca are bottom with no points.
Meanwhile, DR Congo giants TP Mazembe held Nouadhibou of Mauritania to a goalless in their Group A match on Saturday at Stade Cheikha Ould Boidiya in Nouakhott. The result means Mazembe move to the top of the group with four points ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns clash with Pyramids in the group’s other game to be played on Sunday.
- Additional reporting CAFOnline.