Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Ashantigold FC have both qualified for the next round of their respective CAF competitions.
With the second leg of both CAF competitions, the CAF Champions league and the CAF Confederations Cup being played this weekend, both Ashgold and Kotoko were in action.
Kotoko, after losing the first leg 3-2 in Nigeria, hosted Kano Pillars at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.
It took only 3 minutes for the porcupine warriors to open the scoring.
Kelvin Andoh was quick to meet the rebound of a Richard Arthur strike that wasn’t dealt with properly by the Pillars’ goalkeeper to put Kotoko ahead.
That goal looked to have calmed the nerves of everyone in red, including the 38,000 fans at the Kumasi stadium.
Kotoko then were more relaxed and controlled large parts of the first half and held on to the lead.
Kotoko got the ball in the back of the net for the second time in the 58th minute, but Naby Keita’s effort was ruled out for offside.
The all important second goal came in the 77th minute after a chest down from Naby Keita, who had been lively all day was slotted home by Emmanuel Gyamfi.
Kotoko held on to win 2-0 on the day and 4-3 on aggregate. They now face Etoile du Sahel, who beat Hafia stars 7-3 on aggregate. Kotoko are seeking to make the group stages for the first time in 13 years
In Obuasi, Ashgold pretty much wrapped the game up by the 8th minute.
Prolific striker, Shafiu Mumuni scored in the 1st, 6th and 8th minute to seal the win for the miners.
They now go on to face last year’s finalists, RS Berkane of Morocco.
In all, it was a great weekend for the Ghanaian clubs in the CAF Competitions. Both teams will be looking to make more progress when the competition resumes for the next stage on the 15/16th of September.