Angolan cops draw to make mini-league

YAOUNDE - Angolan police side InterClube became the first qualifiers for the African Confederations Cup mini-league by forcing a 1-1 draw with Mount Cameroon this weekend.

YAOUNDE - Angolan police side InterClube became the first qualifiers for the African Confederations Cup mini-league by forcing a 1-1 draw with Mount Cameroon this weekend.

InterClube qualified 3-2 on aggregate after coming from behind at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in the Cameroonian capital to draw level 19 minutes from full-time through Costa Pedro. Franklin Takang had put the unfashionable home team ahead on the day after 37 minutes in the first of eight fourth-round, second-leg games scheduled for the weekend.

Mount, playing at the national stadium because their ground in the southwest town of Buea does not meet international standards, finished a man short after the 80th-minute dismissal of Franck Seuguen.

The man of the match was Cameroonian playmaker Charles Ndjom, but the former Canon Yaounde star was playing for the visiting team.

Modelled on the European Uefa Cup, the African Confederations Cup offers a R2,3 million first prize, and has been won by Hearts of Oak of Ghana, FAR Rabat of Morocco and Etoile Sahel and CSS of Tunisia since its 2004 debut. - Sapa-AFP

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