Ashantigold SC progressed to the next round of this year’s Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Confederation Cup competition after thumping Akonangui SC 3-0 in their second leg encounter played at the Len Clay Sports Stadium, Obuasi on Saturday.
A first half hat-trick by captain Shafiu Mumuni ensure the tie ended 4-1 on aggregate having drawn 1-1 in the first leg.
Ashantigold demonstrated their attacking prowess in the early seconds of the game as Mumuni stepped up and struck from the penalty spot to put the ‘Aboakese’ lads in the lead.
Mumuni doubled the lead for the home side in the sixth minute after a defensive blunder by the away side, as he delivered a superb strike from close range.
The Equatorial Guinea side was stunned with the turn of events as they conceded a third goal with Mumuni getting his third goal of the game.
Ashantigold controlled the game afterwards with no major threat from the away side as they cruised to half time with a comfortable lead.
Akonangui started the second half on the front foot as they chased the game with some promising attacks but the defense of the ‘Miners’ remained calm having dealt with the incessant threats from the away side.
Ashantigold could have added to their lead but some missed chances ensured the game stayed at 3-0.
The Miners held onto their resounding lead as they progressed to the next round where they will meet Moroccan side RSB Berkane.
The Moroccans proved very formidable in the previous edition of the competition and would offer a stiffer opposition to the Ghanaians as they cross swords at the next stage of the competition. –GNA