The way forward for Medeama SC in CAF Champions League second leg after beating Remo Stars of Nigeria 1-0 in first leg at Cape Coast

Medeama SC stand a good chance of qualification, ahead of the second leg of CAF Champions League first preliminary round against Remo Stars FC after 1-0 win over the Nigerians in the first leg at Cape Coast.

The Ghana Premier League champions beat Remo Stars of Nigeria at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon with Jonathan Sowah striking on the 22nd minute to hand Medeama the narrow victory.

Popularly, Remo Stars FC will have a little task to overturn in the second leg in Remo Star Stadium. Ghanaian clubs have in recent times become bad sides in return legs of CAF inter club football competitions.

While the trend is expected to continue, Medeama can maintain a good standing if they approach the second leg game with the right game plan in Nigeria.

Medeama will like to adopt the defensive game approach but that will be a disaster in the modern game and will have no option than to play an open game.

The type of system to play in the return leg will depend on so many factors but Evans Adotey cannot rely on the sit-deep approach.

Sitting deep will see the Ghana Premier League champions see less amount of the ball.

Adotey spoke ahead of the first leg game in Cape Coast narrating he had studied Remo Stars FC and that manifested in the clash at central region of Ghana.

“One may not come out as a coach to demonstrate or brief the public as to how he plans or his knowledge about the opponent,” Adotey was quoted on

“We’ve observed their games. Recently I saw their games during a tournament in Nigeria. I have seen them severally and I have tapes of their games.

“We’ve identified few points including weakness and strengths. We’ve seen them and we’ve planned for them.”

Both Medeama SC and Remo Stars entered into the CAF Champions League first time in their history in this season’s edition.

Remo Stars were placed second position in the Nigerian Premier League table last term while Medeama SC became champions of the Ghana Premier League. A feat that beat Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak to the title as the Tarkwa based side won the trophy first time in their history.

Medeama SC already have good away record in Africa after drawing goalless at Sudanese side Al Ahly Shendi and 1-1 at Young Africans in Tanzania. In the 2016 group stage, Medeama failed to qualify to the quarterfinals placing third behind leaders TP Mazembe and second place MO Bejaia.

In both games, the Ghanaian side played an open game.


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