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Sports News of Thursday, 19 July 2018


Kenichi praises Aduana Stars players after Vita Club victory

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Aduana Stars coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi has praised his players’ tactical discipline after they secured their first win in the Caf Confederation Cup group stage against Vita Club in Dormaa Ahenkro on Wednesday.

The Ghana Premier League champions were without a win in their previous two games and sat at the bottom of Group A.

However, Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over the Congolese has blown the group wide.

"It was an extremely difficult match for me and Aduana because we had a strong opponent. I have to credit our visitors for the good fight they put up," Kenichi said.

"I already knew Aduana had good players before I joined so despite the limited time, I only blended them together and added few tactics to their game plan which worked for us.

"The pitch was a little difficult to play on for both clubs but the players played to the instructions given them and were ready to fight for the club. With this win, the group is now open so we'll see what will happen in the other games left," he added.

Aduana, who are now second on the log, one point behind leaders Raja Casablanca following the latter away wins over Asec Mimosas in Abidjan, will head to Kinshasa on July 29 for the return leg.

Any result in that game aside defeat will further brighten their chances of making it out of the group.

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