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Sports News of Tuesday, 20 March 2018


Aduana Stars attribute CAF CL exit to unfavorable weather

Head coach of Aduana Stars, Yusif Abubakar has attributed their loss to ES Setif to unfavorable weather.

The 2016/17 Ghana Premier League champions were crashed out of the CAF Champions League in Algeria on Sunday in the return.

The Fire Boys led 1-0 from the first leg but were dismal in Algeria and deservedly exited the competition 4-1 on aggregate.

However, the former Techiman City trainer is adamant it would have been a different scoreline had temperatures been favourable.

“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,” he said

“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.”

By this defeat, the Ghanaian champions drop to take part in the CAF Confederation Cup.