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Sports News of Monday, 19 March 2018


Aduana coach blames freezing weather for CAF CL exit

Aduana Stars coach Yusif Abubakar blamed the weather god for making life difficult for his side after they were bundled out of the CAF Champions League by ES Setif.

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

However, Abubakar 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.