Medeama qualify for CAF Confed Cup group stage

Medeama SC

Ghana’s Medeama Sporting Club will be one of the eight African clubs vying for this year’s CAF Confederation Cup title after making it to the group stage.

The Tarkwa-based club beat South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 on Wednesday, May 18 at the Essipong Stadium to qualify on the away goals rule, having fallen 1-3 down to the Brazillians a little over a week ago.

A Malik Akowuah penalty and a Bernard Ofori strike ensured that the Gold and Mauves reach the group stage of a continental competition for the first time.

The Ghanaian side qualify together with the likes of defending champions Etoile Sportive du Sahel and CAF Champions League winners TP Mazembe for this year’s edition, which is the 13th after Ghana’s Hearts of Oak won the maiden edition in 2004.

The draw for the group stage has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 24.

2016 CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers

1. Medeama SC (Ghana)

2. MO Bejaia (Algeria)

3. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

4. Al-Ahli Tripoli (Libya)

5. FUS Rabat (Morocco)

6. Kawkab Marrakech (Morocco)

7. Young Africans (Tanzania)

8. Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh

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