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Sports News of Monday, 18 March 2019

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Performance of Ghanaian players in CAF inter-club competitions

GHANASoccernet.com's African Football Expert Nuhu Adams reports on how Ghanaian players fared for their clubs on the final weekend to end the Group stages of the CAF Champions League and Confederation.

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Club Africain bowed out of the competition despite beating Ismaily SC 1-0 in their last group game in Rades, Tunis on Saturday.

Derrick Sasraku was introduced in the game for the Tunisians in the 71st minute when he replaced Burkinabe forward Bassirou Campaore.

Central defender Richard Baffour played the entire minutes of the game for the Egyptian side.

Godfred Asante, Hudu Yakubu and Ocansey Mandela were named in the starting lineup of Horoya AC as they beat South African giants Orlando Pirates 2-1 in Conakry on Saturday to secure a place in the quarter-finals.

Brefo Mensah came on as a substitute to replace Nigerien winger Mohammed Djibo Wonkoye in the 89th minute for the Guinean giants.

Patrick Razak was an unused substitute for the hosts.

James Kotei played 85 minutes for Simba SC as they came from a goal down to beat DR Congo giants AS Vita Club 2-1 with the match winner coming in the dying embers of the game to book their place in the quarter-finals.

CAF CONFEDERATION CUP

Nana Bonsu kept the posts for Enugu Rangers as they failed to progress to the next round with a 1-0 home defeat to Tunisian side CS Sfaxien in Nigeria on Sunday.

Richard Ocran returned to the starting lineup of Nkana FC in their 4-1 humiliating defeat to Al Hilal Club in Omdurman, Sudan on Sunday.

Despite the heavy loss, the Zambian giants still made it to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Striker Rahim Osumanu replaced Kenyan forward Jesse Jackson Were for Zambian outfit ZESCO United in the 90th minute when they came from behind to beat Asante Kotoko SC 2-1 in Ndola on Sunday.