Al Tahady vs Aduana Stars: Fire Club hoping to make Ghana proud
The Ghanaian champions are hoping to down the Libyan aside to make the return leg a mere formality

Ghana champions Aduana Stars will be facing Libyan side Al Tahady in the first leg of the Champions League preliminary round at Petrosport Stadium in Cairo on Sunday.

With no Ghanaian side making it in Caf's best 20 clubs on the continent in the past five years, Aduana are the country's latest hope to revive the lost glories, with Kotoko expected also to add something in the Caf Confederations Cup.

The Fire Club are only making their second appearance in the competition but their squad quality gives many Ghanaians a glimmer of hope. Aside striker Yahaya Mohammed, who has been ruled out of the game through injury, coach Yussif Abubakar has full complement of the squad that won the Super Cup a fortnight ago.

Although, Wa All Stars were eliminated at this stage by Libyan side Al Ittihad after losing the two legs, Aduana boss Abubakar is bullish of his side's chances despite having limited knowledge about their opponents before the game.

"We know a little about them since we watched some clips of their games and we've also gotten additional information from them from other sources so we are adequately prepared and will have a good result in the first leg," Abubakar said.

"I don't believe we'll lose in Egypt and I don't believe they can eliminate us from the competition but everything starts this weekend. A good game plan and discipline will see us smiling," he added.

Al Tahady, on the other hand, have their own problems. The club have been complaining about how the Libyan government has treated them. According to reports, they have been complaining about neglect and lack of finances since they had to play home away from home.

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Following Caf's approval to Aduana's home grounds, the second leg will be played at the Nana Agyemang Badu I Park in Dormaa Ahenkro, on February 21.

The winner of the tie will face either ES Setif (Algeria) or Olympique de Bangui (Central Africa Rep) in the first round in March.

 

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