How Mine survive Seychelles scare

HARARE - How Mine survived a scare from St Michel in Seychelles to qualify for the African Confederations Cup second round after a 3-1 defeat on Saturday.

Despite the defeat, How Mine advanced to the second round with a 4-6 aggregate victory largely to their 5-1 win in the first leg in Bulawayo last week.

St Michel were determined to turn around the tie and they were on the right track after racing into a 3-0 lead at half time.

At that stage the Indian Ocean islanders were in with a chance of overturning that huge first leg defeat as the aggregate score was now standing at 4-5 in favour of How Mine.

One more goal from St Michel would have knocked out the gold miners on away goals rule.

How Mine, however, corrected their mistakes from the first half and were able to pull one goal back in the second half.

There were no further scores between the two sides as How Mine held on to seal their passage into the second round of the competition.         

The Bulawayo side are expected to play either Kondzo from Republic of Congo or Bayelsa United of Nigeria.

Kondzo and Bayelsa played out a goalless draw in the first leg in Brazzaville a week ago and the second leg was scheduled for last night.

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