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Mumuni targets group stage with Aduana in Caf Champions League

20:24 EAT 08/01/2018
Zakaria Mumuni
Exclusive: The midfielder is brimming with confidence that Aduana will reach the group stage of the Caf Champions League

Aduana Stars midfielder Zakaria Mumuni is confident they will reach the group stage of the Caf Champions League for the first time in the club's history.

The Ghana Premier League champions are returning to the tournament for the first time since 2011, and have been paired with Libyan side Al Tahadi in the preliminary round scheduled for February.

Aduana defeated Dreams FC on Saturday in the first game of the G8 tournament as part of their preparations.

"We've prepared adequately and still on it as we are participating in the Ghalca tournament. The target is to at least make it to the group stages of the competition," Mumuni told Goal.

"We'll first have to deal with Al Tahadi in the prelims and then push our way through. I think we've got a better squad than the one that participated in the 2011 edition despite the departure of two or three key players.

"Caleb Amankwah, Emmanuel Boateng, Gockel Ahortor, Justice Annan and Yahaya Mohammed as well as the others are very good players that can easily settle at any club in the country. So if Wahab Adams and Godfred Saka have left, there are equally good replacements.

"I don't know why but I strongly trust this group of players and believe we'll take the Champions League by storm. The feeling at camp is extraordinary," he added.

The winner between Aduana and Al Tahadi will face either ES Setif (Algeria) or Olympique de Bangui (Central Africa Rep) in the first round in March.