Chelsea, Dwarfs Shine At Home

Berekum Chelsea played a spirited game to beat visiting Atlabar FC from South Sudan 2-0 in the CAF Champions League game played at the Berekum Golden City Park.

Two goals from the foot of captain Jackson Owusu was all the Berekum lads needed as they head into the second leg tie up North in a fortnight.

After a series of missed opportunities, Prince Attakora-Gyimah was hacked down in the penalty box and captain Owusu stepped up to display the goalkeeper for the opener.

The goal gave the host an advantage over their visitors as they took the game to them in search of more goals but they failed to hit the back of the net.

In time-added-on, Owusu scored the second goal for his side with a low grounder to put the game beyond the reach of the visitors who until then threatened the goal area of the host.

Minutes later the hero for the Berekum side captain Owusu turn villain as his two-footed challenge drew a second yellow card of the game for him and a red card which will see him miss the crucial return leg.

After over a decade of failing to play at the continental level, Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs returned to a 1-0 win over ASC Jaraaf of Senegal in the CAF Confederation Cup game played at the Cape Coast Stadium yesterday.

The hard fought victory came courtesy Richard Gadze who struck early in the second half of the game.

Playing in front of their home fans, Dwarfs were at their wit’s end for virtually the first half, knocking on the opponents’ goal but resolute defending kept them from hitting the back of the net.

The tall and athletic looking Senegalese used their strength to their advantage bullying their way over the smaller looking Ghanaian players who also pressing for the opener.

After a half of missed opportunities Gaza finally sent the home fans onto their feet when he broke the deadlock with the superb strike that the visitors’ goalkeeper had no answer to. Dwarfs will play as guest of the Senegalese in two weeks.

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