Ghana’s Medeama FC were held to a 1-1 draw by home side Young Africans in a CAF Confederation Cup group stage clash at the National Stadium in Dar Es Salaam on Saturday afternoon.
The result is no great help to either team’s hopes of progressing into the semifinals: Yanga remain bottom of the pool after claiming their first point, while Medeama are on two points. TP Mazembe (six points) and Mo Bejaia (four) remain comfortable in the top two positions and will meet in Algeria tomorrow.
In Dar Es Salaam, the hosts opened the scoring as early as the second minute through Donald Ngoma, who found the back of the net with an ambitious shot that appeared to catch the Ghanaian side’s goalkeeper off guard.
Yet Medeama struck back in the 19th minute through Bernard Ofori to leave the score at 1-1. And that was how it remained up to full time, with neither side able to claim a second goal which would have handed them victory and put them right in the running to challenge the top two.
The teams will meet for the return clash in Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana on July 26.