Ghana's FA Cup champions need a win at all cost against Diables Noirs in order to boost their chances of making a progress in the Caf Confederations CupConfederation Cup debutants New Edubiase United will entertain Congolese giants/, Diables Noirs on Saturday at the Len Clay stadium in Obuasi.
Edubiase qualified to play in the second tier of Africa’s continental football after winning the FA Cup in Ghana last season.
But they have not had a good campaign in the current domestic season as they lie 11th on the 16-team table.
The Congolese have a slight advantage since they are not new to the competition.
However, the Ghanaian side will be counting on home support to kick start their campaign in the first leg of the first leg set of matches in the preliminary round on a good note.
Asiedu Attoborah will be a weapon for the home side while the experiences of Iddrisu Yahaya and striker Stephen Manu who have all tasted continental football will be expected to play key roles.
Goalkeeper Eric Nii Baah will need to be vigilant as the visitors will possess a dangerous trio of Lolo, Tamboulas and Kumara.
Did you know?
-The Congolese last game on Ghanaian soil was in 2006 when they lost 2-0 to Berekum Arsenal at the Accra Sports Stadium in the same competition.
- The name Diables Noirs means Black Devils in English.
-Diables Noirs first participation in Africa was 2005 and they have never gone beyond the preliminary round.
-Edubiase become the fourth team to qualify from the Ashanti Region to play in Africa. The rest are Kotoko, Neoplan Stars and King Faisal.
-The Ghanaian side are just five years old in the premier league