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CAF CC: Medeama suffer narrow defeat to Al Ittihad

Medeama SC went down by 1-0 to Al Ittihad Tripoli of Libya in the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup round of 32 first leg clash on Sunday. 

The Mauve and Yellows, after drawing by in round one of the qualifying campaign could not avoid defeat after an excellent fight against the Libyan outfit at their adopted Stade Municipal in Sfax, Tunisia.

The MTN FA Cup champions, conceded through the spot just on the stroke of half time when Daniel Amoah brought down Bush Naf in the penalty area. Midfielder El Bulki coolly converted the penalty.

Medeama stood firm and defended gallantly to prevent more goals with experienced midfielder Malik Akowuah coming to their rescue on countless occasions.

Ittihad who triumphed over AS Sonidep of Niger 5-4 on aggregate after thrashing the Nigeriens 4-1 in the first leg of their round 1 qualifiers will have a tall order to eliminate Medeama as the second leg will be played on March 27 at the Essipon Sports Stadium in Sekondi-Takoradi.

 

Medeama XI:

Muntari Tagoe – Samuel Adade, Moses Sarpong, Daniel Amoah, Paul Aidoo – Malik Akowauh, Kwasi Donsu – Kwame Boahene, Eric Kwakwa, Dominic Eshun – Benjamin Bature

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