The match ended in a goaless draw and the teams had to go for the dreaded penalty shoot-out.The match was played over one leg due to the political crisis in Ivory Coast.Motor Action had the better of the chances in a dull game, but Asec went on to win the shootout 4-2 after misses from Temba Ndlovu and Masimba Mambare.
“The situation in Ivory Coast is very difficult, so we are very happy with the victory for the supporters in the country,” said Asec’s French coach Sebastian Desabre.
“It’s very difficult to have the qualification decided by just one match, especially as it was decided by penalties.”
“This is a young team and we need more work in the coming months.”
Asec will meet the winner of the tie between Raja Casablanca of Morocco and Malian club Stade Malien in the third round.
In Ndola, Zesco United of Zambia made full use of home advantage to thump Young Buffaloes of Swaziland 5-0. A hat-trick from Alfred Luputa and one each from Kangwa Chilehe and Nicholas Zulu carried the day for the Zambian side.
Al Ahly of Egypt beat South African champions SuperSport United 2-0 in their Champions League second round, first leg clash in Cairo on Friday night.
Goals either side of half-time from Osama Hosni and Mauritania-import Dominique Da Silva gave the Six-time African champions a conformable cushion for the second leg.
This was the first match in the competition for the Cairo Red Devils who had a bye in the preliminary round. They dominated the game from kick-off and could have scored more but for poor finishing.
The second leg will be staged in Pretoria in a fortnight.