Ghana Premier League side, Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been defeated 3-2 by Nigeria club Kano Pillars in the first leg of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.
The two clubs from the West African countries locked horns on Saturday afternoon at the Sani Abacha Stadium in hopes of picking up good results before the second leg two weeks from today.
The Porcupine Warriors trailed by a goal to nil at the end of the first half after Paul Hilary had shot the hosts in front. An improved performance from the Ghanaian giants, however, resulted in the side drawing level before taking the lead in the second half.
First, midfielder Justice Blay scored to draw level for Kotoko before new signing Godfred Asiamah score from a direct free kick on the 68th minute to give his side a 2-1 lead.
From there on it looked like the side could go on and record an important away win until Kano Pillars capitalized on some poor defending by their opponent to score two times.
Victor Dennis and Nyima Nekabari scored two quick goals to hand Kano Pillars a 3-2 win at the end of a pulsating 90 minutes.
The Porcupine Warriors now have to return home and take advantage of the two away goals scored today in order to progress into the next round of the competition.