Reigning Ghana Premier League champions Medeama SC defeated Guinea giants Horoya AC 3:1 in the first leg of the final round of the CAF Champions League preliminary stage on Sunday, September 17 at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Goals from Nana Kofi Babil, Nurudeen Abdulai and Kofi Asmah ensured the Tarkwa-based club secured an empathic victory over the visitors who pulled a late consolation through Mohamed Amine Fofana.

The first half ended barren but the yellow and mauve lads ensured the second stanza brought more urgency as they deservedly broke the deadlock in the 48th minute through Nana Kofi Babil with a beautiful strike outside the penalty box to give Medeama the lead.

In the 65th minute, centre-back Nurudeen Abdulai rose highest to head home the second goal from a corner kick before Kofi Asmah placed the icing on the cake with the third in the 69th minute with a decent strike to make it 3-0.

In the dying stages, Mohamed Lamine Fofana pulled one back for Horoya in the 89th minute.

The return leg is scheduled for Saturday, September 30 in Conakry, Guinea


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