Mozambique Champions Ferroviario De Beira secure a comfortable 2017 CAF Champions League 2-0 victory over Liberia’s Champions Barrack Young Controllers away at the 7, 000 capacity Estádio do Ferroviario Stadium in Beira Mozambique.
Ferroviario Scored a goal in each half to put them a step closer to the Group Stage of the CAF Champions League.
BYC started the match on a very slow tempo, conceding two corner kicks in the first two minutes.
Playing at home the 2016 Mozambican Champions mounted pressure on BYC to get an early minute goal on many occasions.
Allenton Sembeh put up another gallant performance making two double saves ten minutes into the match.
Sylvanus Morris preferred to Gideon Williams, had his shot blocked in the 20th minute before Abraham Koffa Dougbeh shot was blocked by Milton Nhabomba.
Ferroviario midfielder’s header was taken of the post by Hilton Varney to the disbelief of the pack stadium.
BYC’s Prince Saydee long range effort was saved by Ferroviario goalie Willard Manyatera, who was exceptional during the match, seemly always in the right position to save his side.
Playing more areas balls Ferroviario strikers had lots of difficulties from Prince Jetoh and Kemoh Kamara who were at their very best once more.
Kennedy received the only card of the game for a foul on Amara Ugwu who was on a counter attack, he was pulled from the back of his shirt by the right back.
With time running out in the 39th minute Ferroviario got the match opener through their Captain Manuel Fernandes Maninho after Amara Ugwu Cross hit the goal post, an unmarked Maninho was in the right position to place the ball at the back of the BYC’s net.
Mark Paye had the chance to level the score for BYC but thought he was offside, but the referee allowed the play but his anticipated cross for Van-Dave did not reach the attacker, ending the first half 1-0 to Ferroviario.
After the Break BYC started lively with Dougbeh controlling the game for the visitors as the box to box mid-fielder kept BYC normal game.
Prince Saydee had spectators to their feet when attacking as his speed and skill was a help to BYC but was unlucky to score.
Down by a goal Copper Sannah brought in Gideon Williams for Sylvanus Morris; Sporo Somah introduced for David Tweh.
74 minutes in the game Ferroviario scored their second goal from Similar position as Sembeh coming out was not timely leaving Chelito Omar to setup Dayo Antonio who tip the ball at the back of the empty net from four yards, Ferroviario 2-0 BYC sending the crowed Estádio do Ferroviário multi-purpose stadium in total celebration .
6 minutes later Saydee driving shot from the right flank was tip over the cross bar by Ferroviario keeper Manyatere for corner.
Van-Dave was replaced by Randy Dukuly after the Striker got injured late on.
What was presume to be a penalty for the visitors was disallowed by the central referee.
As the game ended 2-0 to Ferroviario.
Both teams will come face to face in the second leg on March 19, 2017 in Monrovia Liberia with the Winner on aggregate qualifying to the group stage of the Competitions.