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Sports News Mon, 4 Feb 2019

Performance of Ghanaian players in CAF's inter clubs competitions

GHANASoccernet.com African Football Specialist Nuhu Adams reports on the performance of Ghanaian players for foreign clubs in the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup at the weekend.

Striker Derrick Sassraku was a first half substitute as Club Africain suffered an embarrasing 8-0 defeat at TP Mazembe.

Trio Kwasi Asante, Nicholas Gyan and James Kotei all played for Tanzanian side Simba SC who got thumped 5-0 at Al Ahly.

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Horoya AC recorded their first victory of the group stage as they pipped FC Platinum 1-0 in Zimbabwe on Saturday.

Godfred Asante enjoyed full throttle of the encounter likewise Hudu Yakubu and Sebe Baffour Kyei for the Guinean giants.

Ocansey Mandela lasted 85 minutes before being replaced by Alseny Camara.

Brefo Mensah and Patrick Razak were unused substitutes.

Derrick Sassraku came on in the 42nd minute replacing Yassine Chammakhi but his presence in the game wasn't enough to save Club Africain from making history.

The Tunisian side were humiliated 8-0 by TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Saturday which is the biggest defeat ever in the group stage of the competition.

Kwasi Asante returned to the starting lineup of Simba SC after over a month on the sidelines. He lasted the entire minutes of the game.

Nicholas Gyan and James Kotei also saw all minutes of the game for the Tanzanian champions who were thrashed 5-0 by giants Al Ahly SC on Saturday in Alexandria.

CAF CONFEDERATION CUP

Nana Bonsu kept a clean sheet to aid Enugu Rangers to claim all points in their first group game of the campaign.

The Nigerian outfit were 2-0 winners over Salitas FC of Burkina Faso in Enugu on Sunday.

Samuel Akwasi Amoto lasted the whole minutes on the bench for the Burkinabe side.

Rahim Osumanu was on the bench when ZESCO United clinched a 2-0 victory over Nkana FC in the Zambian derby on Sunday at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium.

Richard Ocran was at the heart of defence for Nkana FC and played all 90 minutes. He was booked on the 64th minute.

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com
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