Obuasi Ashanti Gold SC failed to make it past the first round of the 2011 CAF Confederation Cup after being eliminated by Etoile de Sahel on a 4-2 aggregate.
Eight years later, the miners are presented with an opportunity to better that record after earning a draw and what might prove a crucial away goal in Equatorial Guinea in 1-1 game against Akonangui in the CAF second-tier club competition.
Either a win or goalless draw in Saturday’s match will be enough to qualify AshantiGold to the next round of qualifiers. Defeat or a-two or more scoring draw at the Len Clay Stadium
With Julius Ofori Ziggy and Stephen Banahene ruled out of the second leg game, coach Richardo De Rocha’s team will be boosted by the return of Amos Kofi Nkrumah and Appiah McCarthy who have made recoveries from their respective injuries.
Akonangui will be holding their final training session on Friday at the Len Clay Stadium as they attempt to defy the odds and beat AshantiGold.
Whoever emerges victor at the end of the day will face RS Berkane of Morocco in the second round of qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Nigerian referees for the tie arrived in Accra on Thursday evening and expected to be in Obuasi on Friday.
Match time: 3PM
Venue: Len Clay Stadium, Obuasi
Center Referee: Abdoulaye Rhisa Almustapha
Assistant referees: Sadissou Idi, Soufia Abdou, Moussa Ahamadou (4th)
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