RC Kadiogo eliminate Kotoko : Asante Kotoko have been eliminated from the CAF Champions League by Rail Club de Kadiogo ( RC Kadiogo).
The Burkina Faso side advance to the next stage of the competition with a 3-1 penalty shootout win after they away team won the reverse game by 1-0 in 90 minutes.
Dramane Kambou scored the only goal of the match in the 16th minute vi a deflected free-kick to bring the final score line of the match at 1-1 on aggregate.
The champions of Burkina Faso went ahead to clinch a 3-1 victory during the penalty shootout thanks the heroics of goalkeeper Babayoure Sawadogo who save two penalty kicks of Kotoko and also prevented a third Kotoko attempt.
Rail Club de Kadiogo will now meet AS Vita of DR. Congo in the next round of the CAF Champions League.
Steven Mukwala should have scored the first goal of the game in the 11th minute when he was presented with the first real chance of the afternoon.
The Ugandan attacker managed to round RC Kadiogo goalkeeper Babayoure but he failed to put the ball at the back of the net as the Kadiogo keeper who doubled as the captain of his side saved Mukwala’s delayed effort.
The champions of Ghana played slightly better then their opponents but the Burkina Faso side were more determined and resolute in protecting their first half lead.
Manager Seydou Zerbo introduced Cameroonian forward Georges Mfegue and Solomon Sarfo Taylor in the 61st minute for Samuel Boateng and Mukwala respectively but the Porcupine Warriors failed to deliver the much-needed qualification in front of A significantly packed stadium.
RC Kadiogo eliminate Kotoko 3-1 on penalties
Following the 1-0 win of RC Kadiogo after 90 minutes (1-1 on aggregate) , the preliminary tie was decided from the spot.
In the ensuing shootout Mubarik Yussif was the only Kotoko player to have converted his kick as substitute Sarfo Taylor , Enock Morrison and Nichols Osei Bonsu ( bizarre penalty run-up ) saw their attempts stopped by the impressive Babayoure. Osei Bonsu’s kick was not even on target as it went just wide.
RC Kadiogo left the Babayara sports stadium with the Champions League qualification , in a shocking repeat of history as they did against Kotoko in the 1979 CAF Cup Winners’ Cup.
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