Caf Champions League: No Aduana complacency despite neutral ground advantage

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Aduana Stars chief executive officer Albert Commey says his outfit will face Libyan side Al-Tahaddy in their Caf Champions League preliminary round first leg clash with all seriousness despite a seeming advantage of having to play the away fixture at a neutral venue.

The Confederation of African Football recently announced moving the fixture to Alexandria, Egypt, owing to the volatile political situation in Libya.

The tie will come off between February 9 and 11, over a week before the return leg in Ghana.

“We wrote to the [Ghana] FA for us to know the venue,” Commey explained, as reported by FootballGhana.

“If now Caf has confirmed the match will take place in Alexandria, Egypt, to be precise, then it falls within our plans.

“They [Al-Tahaddy] have been playing matches there, so we won’t be complacent to say it’s a neutral ground. We are not looking at that.

“When you look at the style of Aduana Stars, whether it is your home or our home, we play our normal game.

“When you take your game seriously, where it’s played doesn’t matter. Our checks revealed that they have been playing at Alexandria in Egypt.

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“For that matter, we are very happy with Caf’s confirmation.”

Aduana qualified for the Champions League by their title success in the 2016-17 Ghana Premier League.

The Fire Boys made their Champions League debut in 2011.

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