Algerian debutants Paradou AC wrote history as they reached the Total CAF Confederation Cup group stage, defeating Ugandan giants Kampala City Council Authority [KCCA] 4-1 in Algiers on Sunday night, to qualify to the mini league stage with the same result on aggregate after managing an away barren draw last weekend in Kampala.
Paradou who are having their maiden CAF campaign continued their “giant killers” reputation to reach the group stage in style, after eliminating the likes of Guinea’s Kamsar, record CAF Confederation Cup champions Sfaxien of Tunisia and KCCA.
The Algerians took an early lead through Salaheddine Herrari after just nine minutes, but had to deal with a scare when Allan Okello equalized for the Ugandan champions after 23 minutes.
But Paradou restored their lead seven minutes before the recess when Yousri Bouzouk made it 2-1 for the hosts.
After the break it was all one way, as the newcomers added two more goals in the space of five minutes. Abdelkahar Kadri scored after 65 minutes to make it 3-1 on the night, and just five minutes later Aimen Biugera scored the fourth to send his side to the group stage in grand style.