The Ghanaian champions have made a huge step towards their ambitions to make it to the group phase of the competition for the first time
Ghana Premier League champions Medeama defeated Horoya FC 3-1 in first leg of Caf Champions League qualifications at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday.
After a pulsating first half where chances were very scarce, Nana Kofi Babil drew first blood for Medeama by the 48th minute.
Nurudeen Abdulai made it 2-0 on 63rd minute after connecting a free-kick.
Six minutes later, Kofi Asmah scored a screamer from almost 20 metres away to make the score line 3-0 and send the home fans into wild jubilations.
The youngster latched onto a pass and fired a shot from the outside of Horoya’s box into the net after going past the goalkeeper.
Very late in the game, Abu Camara scored a consolation goal to silence the home fans who were hoping to secure a clear sheet.
Medeama will head to Congo in a fortnight to play the second leg with the hope of avoiding defeat and make history by qualifying to the group stage of the Caf Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.