Egyptian side Al Masry cruised past Seychelles champions Cote D’Or 4-0 at Stade Linite in the Total CAF Confederation Cup Playoff first leg on Sunday.
Masry made a bright start in this away tie on the artificial pitch when Ahmed Mostafa rifled past goalie Jean-Paul Lesperance from Saidou Simpore’s inch perfect pass to make it 1-0 after six minutes.
Seven minutes later, Mahmoud Wadi rose majestically at the far post to head home Hassan Ibrahim’s curling free-kick to make it 2-0.
The Egyptian’s then went through the motions as they had the measure of the home team who struggled to find a way to goal.
However, Cote d’Or showed more purpose in the second period with their striker Perry Monnaie failing to trouble goalie Ahmed Abdelwahab with two gilt edge opportunities early in the second half.
Cote d’Or huffed and puffed but then gave away two goals late goals in the match firstly in the 92nd minute when substitute Ahmed Gomaa flashed the ball across the Cote d’Or goalmouth which Amamchi Iwuji drilled home to make it 3-0.
Gomaa turned from provider to goal scorer in the dying second with a spectacular overhead kick which beat goalie Lesperance for a 4-0 final score.