CAF CL: Ocansey Mandela guides AC Horoya to victory on his birthday

Ghanaian-born Burkinabe midfielder Mandela Ocansey inspired Guinean side AC Horoya in their 1-0 win over Zimbabwe side FC Platinum in the CAF Champions League on Saturday.

The Ghanaian-born Burkinabe Mandela Ocansey skippered Horoya AC to the victory at FC Platinum in Zimbabwe on Saturday during Day 3 of the CAF Champions league.

The Guineans won 1-0 thanks to a Marius Assoko penalty.

Saturday , February 2nd, happened to be his 29th birthday and it the captain received a perfect gift.

Ocansey expressed his satisfaction but especially his joy for the celebration of his birthday by this Champions League success.

“This win is good for us and it revives the club in the group. We must now fight to get out of this group.

“I felt a flurry of malaria before this match, which has made me tired since we arrived in Bulawayo.

“But I gave the best of myself to play and make my contribution to the victory of our team.

“As this victory also comes on my birthday, I can only rejoice. I am very happy with the team because it is team spirit that has prevailed.”

Godfred Asante, Hudu Yakubu and Sebe Baffour also started the game for Horoya but former Hearts of Oak winger Patrick Razak was unused substitute.

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