Ethiopian flag bearers Mekelakeya were humiliated 6-1 on aggregate at the hands of Egyptian side Misr El-Makasa as they bow out of the CAF Confederations Cup early.
In a game played out at Fayoum Stadium the home side was in total domination. Mekelakeya were able to keep the Makasa at bay for much of the first half as both sides headed to the break goal less.
Mekelakeya’s notable attempt on goal came early in the game as Samuel Saliso’s fine strike parried away by Makasa custodian Mahmuod Hamdy. El Sayed Hamdi’s curling effort hits the upright at the closing stage of the first half.
Makasa scored three goals in the second half to take the tie out of the reach of Mekelakeya. Amr Barakat opened the scoring when his lovely volley goes past the hapless Yidnekachew Kidane in the 59th minute. Ex Al Ahly striker El Sayed Hamdi doubled the lead 12 minutes later with a simple tap in. Moroccan winger Omar Najdy converted a late penalty at the stroke of full time to end Mekelakeya’s continental journey early.
Misr El-Makasa will battle it out for a place in the second round against DR Congo side CS Don Bosco.