Soccer News of Tuesday, 29 December 2020
Source: Ghana Soccernet
Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko misplaced to Sudanese side Al Hilal at home in the first leg of the initially spherical of the CAF Champions League.
Al Hilal secured an essential away acquire at the Accra Athletics Stadium from the Porcupine Warriors in a match they failed to impress.
Kotoko built first genuine incursion with Christopher Nettey forcing a good preserve from Abu-Eshrein on 8 minutes with a looping cross-cum-shot.
Hilal’s to start with opportunity fell to Mohammed Yussif, who with the aim at his mercy, shot wide from shut variety then Ibrahim Imoro’s powerful prolonged-variety free-kick flashed off target.
Hilal were unlucky not to rating the first target in the 39th minute as Kotoko defender Wahab Adams reacted rapidly to block a objective-bound effort by Waleed Bekhet from inside of the box.
Handful of minutes following the break, Hilal goalkeeper Abu-Eshrein manufactured a diving help save to reduce Kotoko from having the guide by William Opoku’s header.
Hilal bought the breakthrough objective in the 77th minute with Bongoga scoring with a neat complete subsequent a wonderful move by Mohammed Ouattara.
Naby Keita was presented with an equalising possibility on 85 minutes but the Guinean unsuccessful to maintain his header on target.
The return leg is scheduled for Oumdurman on January 5, 2021.
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