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CAF Confederations Cup

How Ghanaian Clubs have performed away in CAF Inter-Club competitions with 2-0 first leg home win

Despite being the fifth Ghanaian club to take part in CAF- Inter Club Competitions, Hearts of Oak were the first team from Ghana to go into an away second leg match with a 2-0 first leg win at home. The Phobians beat Real Banjul of Gambia 2-0 at home in their 1979 Champions’ Cup (now Champions League) second round tie. The return fixture in Banjul ended 1-1 with Hearts winning the tie 3-1 on aggregate.

Overall Ghanaian clubs have been in this situation on fifteen previous occasions with the Ghanaian clubs progressing after the second leg nine occasions.

Five of these ties were decided on penalties with Berekum Chelsea the only Ghanaian side to progress to the next stage.

Details of all the fifteen ties:

1979: Hearts 2-0 Real Banjul (GAM) CC
Real Banjul 1-1 Hearts
(Hearts won 3 -1 on aggregate)

1985: Kotoko 2-0 AC Leopards (KEN) CWC
AC Leopards 2-0 Kotoko
(Leopards won 5-4 on penalties)

1986: Hearts 2-0 Wallidan (GAM) CC
Wallidan 1-1 Hearts
(Hearts won 3-1 on aggregate)

1987: Okwawu 2-0 Kalamu (DRC) CWC
Kalamu 1- 1 Okwawu
(Okwawu won 3-1 on aggregate)

1988: Kotoko 2-0 FC 105 (GAB) CC
FC 105 2- 0 Kotoko
(FC 105 won 4-2 on penalties)

1990: Hearts 2-0 Club African (TUN)CWC
Club African 2 – 0 Hearts
(African won 6-5 on penalties)

1997: Kotoko 2-0 Manga Sports (GAB) Caf Cup
Manga Sports 2-1 Kotoko
(Kotoko won 3-2 on aggregate)

1999: Kotoko 2-0 Ndzimba (GAB) CWC
Ndzimba 2-1 Kotoko
(Kotoko won 3-2 on aggregate)

2002: Kotoko 2-0 Sonangol(ANG) CWC
Sonangol 2-2 Kotoko
(Kotoko won 4-2 on aggregate)

2004: Kotoko 2-0 WAC (MOR) Conf. Cup
WAC 1-1 Kotoko
(Kotoko won 3-1 on aggregate)

2007: Ashantigold 2-0 FAR (MOR) CL
FAR 2-0 Ashantigold
(FAR won 7-6 on penalties)

2014: Chelsea 2-0 Atlabara (SS) CL
Atlabara 2-0 Chelsea
(Chelsea won 3-0 on penalties)

2014: Dwarfs 2-0 Petro Atletico (ANG) Conf Cup
Petro Atletico 4-0 Dwarfs
(Atletico won 4-2 on aggregate)

2014: Medeama 2-0 Zesco UTD (ZAM) Conf Cup
Zesco UTD 1-0 Medeama
(Medeama won 2-1 on aggregate)

2019/20: Kotoko 2-0 Etoile (TUN) CL
Etoile 3-0 Kotoko
(Etoile won 3-2 on aggregate)

Note:
CC: Champions’Cup
CL : Champions League
CWC: Cup Winners Cup

Credit: George ‘Alan Green’ Mahamah

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