August 20, (THEWILL) – Medeama SC took a slender advantage in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round tie against Remo Stars, thanks to a stunning strike by Jonathan Sowah.
The Ghanaian side hosted their Nigerian counterparts at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, in what was expected to be a closely contested encounter. The home side started brightly and created some early chances, but were denied by the Remo Stars goalkeeper, who made some fine saves. The visitors also threatened with their pace and movement but were unable to find the final touch.
The deadlock was broken in the 21st minute, when Sowah unleashed a powerful shot from 30 yards out that flew into the top corner of the net, leaving the keeper with no chance. It was a spectacular goal that brought the stadium to life. The rest of the first half saw both teams trying to create more opportunities, but neither side could add to the scoreline.
The second half was more of the same, as Medeama defended well and looked for chances to extend their lead, while Remo Stars pushed for an equaliser and tried to exploit any gaps in the home defence. However, both teams lacked the clinical edge in front of goal and failed to convert their chances. The match ended with a 1-0 win for Medeama, who took a narrow lead to Nigeria for the second leg.
With their slight edge in the tie aside, the Ghanaians will have to be wary of Remo Stars’ threat in the return leg as they will be hoping to use their home advantage and turn the tie around in their favour. The second leg will be played on Friday, August 26.
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