CAF CC: Asante Kotoko lose 1-0 to Al Hilal in group opener

By Vincent Ashitey
CAF CC: Asante Kotoko lose 1-0 to Al Hilal in group opener
CAF CC: Asante Kotoko lose 1-0 to Al Hilal in group opener

Asante Kotoko have lost their opening game in the CAF Confederation Cup against Sudanese side Al Hilal.

A 40th-minute strike from Waleed Hamid for Al Hilal was enough to separate the two sides at Omdurman.

Kotoko's coach C.K. Akonnor pushed more men forward to salvage a point at least but it was too little too late as the host began the opening game with a victory. 

The two sides will meet again in matchday on March 10, 2019, at the Baba Yara stadium.

Earlier in the day, the all Zamibain affair in the other Group C match saw Zesco United defeated Nkana FC by 2-0.

The results see Zesco United top the table with same points are Al Hilal whilst Kotoko and Nkana lie 3rd and 4th respectively with 0 points.

Read also: One-time Kotoko defender, Joe Hendrick warns team' defenders to stay calm ahead of Al Hilal threat

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