Medeama SC secured a narrow 1-0 win over their Nigerian counterparts, Remo Stars, in their CAF Champions League game played at the Cape Coast Stadium yesterday.
Jonathan Sowah’s only goal in the 21st minute was all the Yellow and Mauves needed to secure the win ahead of the second leg in Nigeria.
As expected, the age long rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria was at play as there was so much tension between the two sides who played cautiously to avoid any mistakes.
Coach Evans Addotey’s charges were the brilliant side in the early minutes of the game with some incursions into the vital area of the visitors but could not convert their chances.
By the 15th minute they had showed signs of breaking the deadlock while the backline of Remo maintained their composure to contain the pressure.
Unfortunately, their resilience lasted only for a while as they were unable to stop Sowah whose fine strike in the 21st minute broke the deadlock.
Remo were not demoralised by the goal as they also started asking questions about the Medeama defence but were unable to equalise.
After recess the host increased their onslaught on Remo but their defence was alert not to allow anything to slip through.
Remo also launched a couple of attacks on Medeama and one of such was when Sikiru Alimi came close to finding the equaliser but missed the post narrowly.
The visitors looked really vulnerable as they had to succumb to series of pressure but stood their ground to prevent all shots directed at their goal.
Despite attacking with so much intent and purpose, Medeama could not score in the second half of the game which ended 1-0.