FT: Horoya 2-1 Medeama: Sowah’s goal sends Yellow and Mauve to first-ever group stage


The Yellow and Mauve have booked their place in the elite competition in Africa following a narrow defeat far away in Congo

Ghana Premier League champions Medeama have secured a group stage qualification in Caf Champions League with a 4-3 aggregate scoreline despite losing 2-1 against Horoya AC in Congo on Saturday.

The Tarkwa-based club knocked out Horoya thanks to an away goal advantage after putting everything in place to avoid a huge loss.

Jonathan Sowah opened the scoreline for Medeama in the first half through a penalty after he was brought down in Horoya’s goal area.

However, Ghanaian born midfielder Ocansey Mandela equalled the scores for the host from a rebound after Felix Kyei failed to deal with a shot from Mohammed.

After the break, Horoya pressed Medeama in their bid to take the lead and finally found an opening by the 78th minute.

Forward Keita Mohammed capitalized on a poor defending by Medeama to slot home another goal for Horoya and open the tie.

Although, Horoya made several tactical changes and moved more men upfront, Medeama were very resolute at the back and held on to avoid conceding another goal and booked their place in the group phase of the CAF Champions League for the first time.


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