Ash-Gold SC qualifies to next stage of CAF Confederation Cup
Obuasi (Ash), Feb 28, GNA - Obuasi Ashgold SC advanced to the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup on a 2-0 aggregate when they earned a 1-0 win over Sewe Sports of Cote D'Ivoire in their second leg encounter at the Len Clay Stadium at Obuasi on Sunday.
Mohammed Aminu scored the only goal of the match in the 34th minute against the run of play with a terrific drive.
Ashgold playing with a virtual weak midfield, that was openly evident in the first half failed to impress their fans in most parts of the game. The visitors who exhibited some brilliant football pushed the game to their opponents but poor finishing up front eluded them of the needed goals.. By the 40th minute they had wasted four corner kicks and a number of scoring chances.
Ashgold improved on their game in the second half but also wasted a 52nd gifted opportunity when Sadat Karim fumbled in front of goal with only the keeper to beat.
In the 63rd minute, the woodwork denied Ashgold the second goal when Aminu's 20-metre low drive hit the post and rebounded into play. The home team completed their substitutions by the 70th minute, bringing on Malik Akowua, Nana Yaw Afriyie and Owusu Peprah for Sadat Karim, Alhaji Sani and Mohammed Aminu respectively.
The Ivorians also brought on Baligoe Jacoubes and Iakpe Bahui for Davis Donalds and Bilate Sulemani and nearly cancelled the lead two minutes into injury time.
Mahan Mark who intercepted a through pass near the vital area, however= , wasted the glorious chance that came his way. Line-up: Ashgold - Fatau Dauda, Daniel Asamoah, Henry Toure, Henry Entsil, John Ashong, Sampson Cudjoe, Mohammed Aminu/Owusu Peprah, Emmanuel Adjetey, Alhaji Sani/Nana Yaw Afriyie, Sadat Karim/Malik Akowua and Mohamme= d Yakubu.