Aduana Stars
Aduana Stars

Yusif Abubakar, Aduana Stars Coach, has said his team is still capable of qualifying to the quarter finals of the ongoing Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations Cup, despite their lone goal loss to ASEC Mimosas.

He said the results in the match played last Sunday, was a surprise to him as they hoped for a better results, but however noted that, it did not spell the end of the road for his team in the competition.

Coach Yussif who was speaking to GNA Sports, said, if his boys put their minds to it, they would be capable of overturning the results at home in the second leg and make it to the quarter finals or semifinals of the competition.

“This is a league system, it could be that we would not win an away game, hence we would have to take our home games seriously,” he added.

He said, for is to have qualified to the group stages of the CAF Confed Cup, was even an achievement to them because no Ghanaian club had made it to the same stage of the competition in the last six years.

“We cannot say much on whether we will get to the quarter finals or semifinals, but we have to make sure that we make an impact in the league system, and see whether we can get to those stages.

“The most important thing is to make sure that we secure either first or second position in the group and that is achievable if only we intend to do it, and that is our aim and we intend to do strongly”.

Aduana Stars lost their opening game of Group A against ASEC Mimosas 1:0 away at the Stade Robert Champroux in Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday.

The return leg of the Aduana Stars vs ASEC Mimosas game comes off on August 17, 2018, but the Ogya lads’ next fixture in the CAF Confed Cup is against Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca at the Nana Agyeman Badu II Stadium at home in Dormaa on May 16, 2018, with kickoff at 1300 GMT.

With Sunday’s loss, Aduana sits bottom of Group A with 0 points, whiles ASEC Mimosas tops the group with 3 points, Vita Club and Raja Casablanca follows respectively with a point each in second and third after sharing the spoils in their opening game.


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