Kotoko and Ashgold draw first CAF matches

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Story by: Mohammed Bushran,Wa

Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko secured an important away result against Mauritanian side FC Nouadhibou in the first leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round on Sunday, the game ended 1-1 in the Mauritanian capital.

AshantiGold meanwhile failed to take advantage as they drew goalless against Salitas FC.

Osman Ibrahim scored the opener within the first five minutes of the game for Asante Kotoko as he found the bottom right corner after a pass from Emmanuel Gyamfi.

FC Nouadhibou found the equalizer after the referee awarded a penalty to the Mauritanian side in the 21st minute, Yusif Mubarik was penalized to have handled the ball in the box of Asante Kotoko.

Head Coach Maxwell Konadu introduced new Muniru Sulley and Evans Adomako to replace the injured duo Emmanuel Keyekeh and Osman Ibrahim and Emmanuel Keyekeh.

The Porcupine Warriors will host the Mauritanian champions in the return leg in a next week time at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The miners will also travel to Burkina Faso for the return leg next week.

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