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CCL: Medeama spelt doom for Nigeria’s Remo Star head of clash

Ghanaian champions Medeama SC has fired a warning to Remo Star FC of Nigeria ahead of their CAF Champions League preliminary round scheduled in a two-legged encounter.

According to the Western Region-based premier league club they spelt doom for the Nigerian outfit since they are not walkovers.

Medeama SC gave the cautioned Tuesday, July 25, 2023, after the draw for the season’s CAF Inter-Club competitions was held at CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

The Yellow and Mauve club will host the Nigerians in Ghana for the first leg before traveling to Abuja for the second leg fixture. Their participation is in line with its champions status after emerging winners of the 2022/23 Ghana Premier league title.

The CAF Champions League preliminary round has been scheduled for August 18-September 30, 2023, before the main competition from November 24, 2023, to May 26, 2024.

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The Tarkwa-based club immediately after the draw jump to their official Twitter page and send a word of caution to the Sagamu, Ogun State team prophesying doom for the Sky Blues.

Medeama SC is expected to play the preliminary round of matches at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium as a substitute of their favorite T&A Stadium in Tarkwa due to delay of its reconstruction.

Having previously made two appearances at the CAF Confederation Cup tournament, the second tier of the continent football in 2013/14, 2016/17, they will be making their debut in the Champions League for the first time.

In the 2013/14 season, they enjoyed a remarkable continental championship debut, edging past two sides before being eventually booted out by Congolese side AC Leopards in the play-off tie.

Fast forward in 2016/17, they advanced to the group face of the Confederations Cup competition after beating Al Ittihad (Lybia), El Shendi (Sudan), and Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa.

They were drawn in Group A alongside former champions TP Mazembe (Dr Congo), Young Africans from Tanzania, and MO Bejaia from Algeria.

However, after the group matches, despite being tied on 8 points with Algerian side MO Bejaia, they got eliminated via the head-to-head rule.

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