Ghana’s surviving champion in the CAF Confederation Cup, Aduana Stars were held to a 3-3 stalemate by Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca in the ongoing group stage competition.
Head coach of Aduana Stars Yusif Abubakar has expressed disappointment in his side’s draw with Raja Casablanca in the second group clash of the CAF Confederation Cup.
“It is really disappointing to me because we did not expect this result…so to me it is a loss because of the determination we entered this game with”
“We did not underrate them…we knew Raja is an experienced side in the CAF Confederation.”
“Even though they had a new team, their name gave them that kind of moral and edge to show that they are well into this competition”
“I will take it as tactical indiscipline because if a player makes a mistake you do not immediately get him off because there is always three options of changes ….It wasn’t the best out of the games we have played so far”
The Ghanaians champions fought back on three occasions to grab a point from the game which produced six goals after the 90 minutes.
The visitors nearly stole all three points from the Nana Agyemang Badu ark in Dormaa on Wednesday afternoon but a relentless effort from Nathaniel Asamoah secured a point for the home side.
And Yusif Abubakar believes his side was tactically indiscipline which cost them in the game.
Mahmoud Benhalib, shot the visitors in front in the 11 minute before Oba Ikama drew Aduana Stars level in the 24th minute.
The Algerian side who looked for purposeful in the second half saw their effort rewarded when Benhalib Mahmoud registered his second goal in the crunchy fixture to give the away team a 3-2 lead but thanks to striker Nathanie Asamoah who got Yusif Abubakur and his charges the leveler on extra time.
The Ogya Lads kept pressuring the Moroccan giants defense in their quest to record their first victory in the group stage competition but failed to utilize the fine chances they created.
The Dormaa based club who lost their group opener 1-0 to Ivorian champions Asec Mimosa failed to record victory in the must win game.
Congolese side AS Vita Club currently leads group A with four points, followed by Asec Mimosa with three points and Raja Casablanca with two points.
Aduna Stars however, sit bottom of the log with just a point after match day two.
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