Medeama SC Secures Narrow Victory against Remo Stars in CAF Champions League Qualifier - oguncitynews


Monday 21 August 2023

Medeama SC Secures Narrow Victory against Remo Stars in CAF Champions League Qualifier

By Yusuf Olatunji 

In a thrilling encounter at Cape Coast, Medeama Sporting Club emerged victorious with a 1-0 win over Remo Stars SC in the first leg of the 2023/24 CAF Champions League qualifier first-round. The reigning Ghana Premier League champions showcased their determination from the start and managed to take the lead in the 22nd minute.

It was Jonathan Sowah of Medeama SC who broke the deadlock with a splendid strike from outside the 18-yard box, putting his team in the driver’s seat at halftime. Despite their advantage, the Tarkwa-based side didn’t let up and continued to press for more goals throughout the match. However, Remo Stars goalkeeper Bankole Kayode delivered an exceptional performance, denying their attempts to further increase the lead.

After the break, Remo Stars made two substitutions in an attempt to find the equalizer. The Sky Blue Stars came tantalizingly close to leveling the score, but Sikiru Alimi squandered a golden opportunity, failing to convert a well-delivered cross from Seun Ogunribide, much to the dismay of the visitors.

This miss in the 49th minute proved to be a costly one for Remo Stars as Medeama SC held on to their 1-0 advantage until the final whistle, securing a crucial victory in front of their home crowd. The Ghanaian side demonstrated composure and resilience, successfully defending their lead.

The next leg of this enthralling encounter will take place in Ikenne, Nigeria on August 27, where Medeama SC will travel to face Remo Stars. Both teams will undoubtedly be eager to give their all in the pursuit of advancing to the next stage of the CAF Champions League.

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