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Sports News of Saturday, 28 September 2019


RS Berkane 0-0 Ashantigold (2-3) – complete preview, predictions and expectation as Miners set sights on qualification

Ashantigold will face RS Berkane at the Stade Municipal de Berkane in Morroco Ashantigold will face RS Berkane at the Stade Municipal de Berkane in Morroco

Ashantigold first an uphill task on Saturday when they come face to face with RS Berkane at the Stade Municipal de Berkane in Morroco.

The Miners won the first leg by 3-2 at the Len Clay Stadium two weeks ago and will be looking to complete the job in Morroco on Saturday.

Last season finalist, RS Berkane on the other will be doing everything to at least emulate their last season feat if not bettering it this time around.

The Morrocans have appointed Tarik Sektioui as their new Coach prior this game since sacking their new head coach a month ago.

Berkane will be relying much on their home advantage to overturn the first leg results.

Much will be expected from Ricardo Da Rocha’s side after conceding two goals at home in the first leg.

The Aboakese lads will need to put up an improve performance in Morocco in order to seal their qualification to the next stage of the competition.

Match Fact

RS Berkane have played 16 matches in CAF club competitions and has won 10, drawn 2 and lost 4.

However R.S Berkane have won only 3 of their last 10 games, lost 4 and drawn twice.

Ashantigold SC on the other hand are unbeaten in their last 10 competitive matches, winning 9 and drawing 1 against (Akononagui FC in Equatorial Guinea)

This will be the fourth time the Miners will face a side in Morroco, Ashantigold have lost in all three of their visit to the North African Country including a 1-0 defeat to Raja Casablanca in the final of the 1997 CAF Champions League. The other two defeat came against COD Meknes and FAR Rabat.

Team News

Right back Omar Namsaoui will miss the game for the home side due to suspension.

New coach Tarik Sekitiu is not expected to make a lot of changes to the team that started the first leg.

Right back Atta Kusi is expected to make his debut for Ashantigold due to the absence of Kwadwo Amoako.

Fit again Attacker Mark Agyakum is available for selection after missing out in the first leg due to injury.

Ricardo da Rocha is still sweating on the fitness of Centre back Richard Osei Agyemang who is still not 100% fit for the game.

Probable line up – RS Berkane

Zohair Laaroubi, Mohammed Farahane, Issoufou Day, Isamil Mokadem, Mohammed Aziz , Naji Larbi, Amine El Kess, Zaid Krouch, Bakre El Helali, Hamdi Laachir, Alaaeddine Arajaie


Frank Boateng, Atta Kusi, Erick Donkor, Mubarik Yussif, Osei Agyemang, James Akaminko, Appiah McCarthy, Latif Anabila, Amos Addai, Marcos Silva, Shafiu Mumuni.