In a dramatic turn of events, African All Stars pulled off a 2-0 win over Bei Jeng Family FC to enter the semi-finals of the on-going ISI Palm KMH Super Cup at the KMH Stadium on Friday night.
Bei Jeng, with two wins behind them, ended up level on points with the Africans despite this loss but the key tournament rule that head-to-head results take precedence over goal difference cost them a place in the last four.
Goals from Anthony and Dzarma Bata did the trick for the Africans who were well served in the midfield by Paul Omogba of Boeung Ket who had a hand in both goals.
A splendid cross from Omogba was slammed in by Anthony after 10 minutes of play.
Bei Jeng kept vigorously pushing for the equaliser but poor marksmanship and a couple of good saves from goalkeeper Imaku frustrated their efforts.
Early in the second half Omogba unselfishly squared a pass to teammate Dzarma Bata for an easy tap-in and the Africans were well on their way to the knockout stage.
In sharp contrast, Avatar FC were under no pressure at all having sealed a semi-final place with their game against whipping boys European All Stars to spare.
Avatar proved the difference in class with a 6-1 win. Ajaji Opeyemi Korede scored four of those goals to take his personal tally to six in three games while AEU star Privat Mbarga turned in a double besides setting up nice openings for Korede.
Ghanaian Osei Tutu scored the Europeans’ consolation goal.
African All Stars will face Group A winners KMH All Stars on Thursday while Avatar will take on Khmer United All Stars.