CAFCL: Asante Kotoko suffer defeat at home to Al-Hilal in first leg

Kumasi Asante Kotoko failed to make home advantage count as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Al-Hilal Omdurman at the Accra Sports Stadium in round one of the CAF Champions League on Wednesday.

In a dull game of fewer chances, the Porcupine Warriors’ performance was far from one deserving to win the game, as they struggled to put passes together.

Both teams could not find openings in the afternoon in the first forty-five minutes of the game.

The Ghanaian giants still struggled to create anything from middle towards attack and barely threatened the Sudanese side’s goalkeeper, Aboeshren.

Al-Hilal Omdurman capitalized on a blunder from substitute, Sulley Muniru, at the edge of the penalty area, and Vinny Bongonga tapped in a pass from Mohammed Ouattara.

Asante Kotoko got only one shot on target in the second half, William Opoku Mensah headed softly towards goal, Aboeshren did not have difficulty grabbing it.

Al-Hilal emerged 1-0 victors away from home after ninety minutes at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The two-time CAF Champions League winners will travel to Sudan on January 6, 2022, for the return fixture to determine whether they can put in a fight for a place in the group stage of the competition.


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