Algeria – USM Algiers defeated Kenya's Gor Mahia (2-1) on July 5, validating their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Confederation Cup African.
Although a draw was enough for them to qualify, the Reds and Blacks have given themselves thoroughly to snatch the points of victory. From the beginning of the meeting, Thierry Froger's protégés pushed hard to get away quickly. A pressure that probably destabilized the opposing defense, causing a penalty. Unfortunately, Rabie Meftah who transforms the sentence misses the opportunity to take advantage early (10 ').
Only, before the end of the first period, the new striker of USMA Ibara, manages to unblock the situation, giving the advantage to his teammates (36 '). In the second half, the usmists continue their offensives and manage to aggravate the mark through Amir Sayoud (78 '). Except that the joy of this second goal was ephemeral since the Kenyans reduced the score a few minutes later (83 ').
Despite a difficult end of the match, the Algerians were able to glean the 3 points of the victory, thus managing to qualify in the quarterfinals of the C2, at the head of the group D with a total of 11 points .