Both Ghana’s Medeama SC and Nigeria’s Remo Stars will have their baptism of fire in the continent’s flagship club football competition on Sunday.
It is the first leg CAF Champions League match in which both teams are debutants. But spokesman of Medeama SC, Patrick Akoto sees the game at the Cape Coast Stadium as not being ordinary.
To him, the clash isn’t just a match; it’s a spark that has the potential to reignite a storied rivalry between two football powerhouses, Ghana and Nigeria.
Akoto, captures the essence of the impending showdown:
“Its a much talked about match here in Ghana and so we look forward to welcoming our brothers from Nigeria to Cape Coast as we flag it out in the first leg,” he told Nigeriasoccernet.com
“We are looking forward to a good encounter against Remo Stars and the people of Ghana are very excited about it and I think since the draw came up, the major talking points and disagreement on social media has been about Ghana qualifying to the World Cup at the expense of Nigeria and Nigerians wanting their revenge through the Inter-club competition but at the end of the day, 11 players will be on the pitch.
“We made some few alteration to our teams because the season has ended, some players had to leave, some have to come in. So we are very confident about the team and we are hopeful that we will get the conditioning of the team right. We have been monitoring Remo Stars and their recent high profile competition that they are playing. We’ve been watching some of the games, very solid team, great team, they are composed and we are certain that the two team will sell-out an exciting game at the Cape Coast Stadium.