2018 CAF Confed Cup: Aduana Stars secure first win after victory Congolese side AS Vita

Published on: 18 July 2018

Aduana Stars defeated Congolese side AS Vita 2-1 to register their first win of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup group stage at the Nana Agyemang Badu II Park.

Goals from Bright Adjei and Yahaya Mohammed ensured the Ghanaian Champions cruise to an early lead at Dormaa.

Ngonda Muzinga halved the deficit for the Congolese side, however, Aduana fought hard to secure their first win in the competition.

Despite the Dormaa based side showing signs of rustiness, they started the brighter of the two sides displaying some Sushi football accustomed by the Japanese trainer.

Yahaya Mohammed started ahead of Derrick Sasraku after the club sacked him from the team for indiscipline, wasted no time to prove his worth for the side.

Aduana opened the scoring on the 4th minute as Yahaya played in the impressive Bright Agyei who stumped it past the onrushing Mudekereza Machuma in goal for Vita.

The collision led to Adjei being substituted early after he sustained an injury in the process.

Aduana doubled their lead through some delightful piece of football on the 11th minute

Aduana’s creative outlet Zakaria Mumuni played a beautiful one-two with former WAFA teammate Emmanuel Boateng before releasing Justice Anane down then left flank.

His initial cross was missed by Adjei before Caleb Amankwah collected the loose ball at the other flank before sending an inch-perfect cross which Yahaya Mohammed headed past the Machuma.

Vita were shell-shocked and made their experience count. They began to retain possession as their first chance came the way of Ducapel Moloko who

sent his shot into the side net after Joseph Addo covered his near post.

But Vita were not to be denied the second time with a brilliant free-kick routine that Joseph Addo should have saved.

Free-kick outside the area is shifted to left back Ngonda Muzinga who squirms a shot under the Aduana Stars wall before the ball bounced awkwardly past Joseph Addo.

Aduana went into the break with a deserved lead but the momentum was with the Congolese.

After recess, Vita continued to dominate; Aduana’s lack of match fitness beginning to tell.

But the introduction of experience legs Emmanuel Akuoko ensured Aduana’s game management was superb.

Vita were restricted to shots from outside the box – Makusu Mundele rounding the keeper once but struggled to find any of his teammates in space.

Oba Ikama had the chance to score a blinder but his miss did not matter in the end as Aduana held on to earn their first win of their CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

The win has moved the Ogya lads to the summit of the Group A table with 4 points, however, ASEC Mimosas could top the table with a win over Moroccan side Raja Casablanca as the two sides meet later on Wednesday.