Ashantigold will host their Equatorial Guinea counterpart Akonangui FC on Saturday in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup at the Obuasi Lenclay Stadium.
The Miners secured an important 1-1 draw in the first leg which was played two weeks ago at Ebebiyin.
The last time Ashantigold hosted a continental competition at the Obuasi Lenclay Stadium was 2015/2016 when they beat M O Bejaia by a goal to nothing.
Ashantigold have lost only (1) of their last (11) competitive games. interesingly the defeat came at the Obuasi Lenclay Stadium against Karela United.
Ricardo da Rocha will be delighted with the return of Amos Nkrumah and Appiah McCarthy who missed the first leg due to respective injuries. The return of the duo will be a massive boost for the miners ahead of the game on Saturday.
Akonangui FC will be looking to defy all odds and beat Ashantigold to the next stage of the competition.
The Ebebiyin based club on the other hand, need a high scoring draw (2-2 or higher) or a win to keep their African dream alive.
Coach Pepe de la Sagra’s side will have to be on top of their game in other to overcome the Miners a their own backyard
Amos Nkrumah and Appiah McCarthy have been declared fit and likely to be in the match day squad.
Eric Osei Agyemang who scored Ashantigold Only goal two weeks ago has also been declared fit after struggling with his knee after the game.
Akonangui on the other hand have no reported injury or suspension in camp.
Ashantigold have played (43 ) fourty three games in the CAF inter club competition. The Miners have won (19) nineteen, drawn (10) ten and suffered (14) fourteen defeat.
Whilst Akonangui FC have played (15) fifteen games in the CAF Competition. They have four (4) wins, eight (8) defeats and three (3) draws to their name.
Probable line up for Ashantigold
Frank Boateng, Kwadwo Amoako, Eric Donkor, Yusif Mubarik, Eric Osei Agyemang, Abdul Latif Anabila, James Akaminko, Amos Addai, Mark Agyakum, Marcos Silver, Shafiu Mumuni.