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Aduana coach blasts ES Setif for "unacceptable football weather" advantage

12:07 PM EDT 3/19/18
Aduana Stars coach Yussif Abubakar
Yusif Abubakar reflects on their heavy away loss in the Caf Champions League on Sunday

Aduana Stars boss Yusif Abubakar says ES Setif's exploitation of cold weather conditions at home in continental inter-club games is unfair to football. 

The Algerians had anything but mercy for the Ghanaian champions on Sunday as they humiliated the Fire Boys 4-0 in a Caf Champions League first round second leg fixture.

The result sent Aduana out of the competition on a 4-1 aggregate. 

“They are a good team that plays good football, but if you want to be fair, this weather [freezing cold] should not be accepted for football games,” Abubakar said, as reported by Myjoyonline

“If you have to take advantage of this weather to win a football game, then it doesn’t help football.

“If they think they will be using this to beat teams from West Africa, then they will be in trouble when they come to West Africa and have to face very hot temperatures.

“I’m not saying they are a bad team, but Caf needs to look into some of these things.”

Aduana, who were hoping to make the group stage for the first time ever, overcame Libyan side Al-Tahaddy 2-1 on aggregate to reach the first round.

Their Champions League elimination, however, does not end their African adventure as they have been packed off only as far as the Confederation Cup.