African Root beat Machhindra to reach Aaha-Rara semisMoussa put the Africans in front in the 26th minute and K. Yanick doubled the lead late in the second half at the Pokhara Stadium.
African Root Association defeated 'A' Division outfit Machhindra Club 2-1 to advance into the semi-finals of the 19th Aaha-Rara Gold Cup on Sunday.
Moussa put the Africans in front in the 26th minute and K. Yanick doubled the lead late in the second half at the Pokhara Stadium.
Abishek Rijal pulled one back in the added time converting a pass from Sunil Bal but could not fend off their exit from the tournament.
Machhindra coach Prabesh Katwal was quick to blame the midfield for their dismal performance.
"Our midfield was not at their best today," said Katwal. "We did not have our first team either."
The Africans join Armed Police Force (APF) Club in the last four. The APF advanced into the semis beating hosts Sahara Club 1-0 in the tournament opener on Saturday.
Sankata Club and Manang Marshyangdi Club will face each other in the other quarter-final on Monday while Three Star Club and Nepal Police Club will lock horns for the final semi-final spot on Tuesday.
A total of eight teams are participating in the tournament.