CAF African Schools Football Championship: Aly Cisse impressed by CS Ben Sekou Sylla’s superb start

CS Ben Sekou Sylla coach Aly Cisse says he is impressed with his sides performance so far in the maiden edition of the CAF African Schools Football Championship in Durban, South Africa.

The Guinean school CS Ben Sekou Sylla made a superb start in the boys’ competition with two wins on matchday two.

They weren’t in action when the competition started on Wednesday, but they made up for lost time to pick up six points in their first two games.

Kemoko Mara and Mohamed Sacko scored in either half to secure victory over CEG Sainte Rita of Benin.

Amara Keita scored the lone goal in the second match against Salima Secondary School of Malawi.

The WAFU-A champions top the group with six points followed by South Africa’s Clapham High School with four. CEG Sainte Rita has three points and Salima Secondary one point.

« Our boys faced very tough opponents but we managed to get the result, » Cisse told CAFOnline.

« It’s a very tough tournament and our boys played very well in both matches.

« We just have to stay focused and do our best to come back with the trophy at home,” Cisse added.

The Guinean school will face host side Clapham High School and Algerian side CEM Belaouche Mouhend Oulhadji on Friday as they battle to consolidate their place at the summit of the boys’ competition.

The Motsepe Foundation has in total donated USD 10-million for the inaugural CAF African Schools Football Championship.

The breakdown in prizemoney for the finals competition is as follows:

Winners: USD 300,000

Runners-Up: USD 200,000

Third place: USD 150,000