Asante, Al Hilal meet for top-of-the-table clash

Asante, Al Hilal meet for top-of-the-table clash
Ahmed Adams of Kumasi Asante Kotoko

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Mar 07, 2019. 13:00

Asante Kotoko and Al Hilal will meet for a top-of-the-table Group C CAF Confederation Cup match at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday, 10 March 2019, kick-off at 15h00 CAT.

The Ghanaian hosts come into the match placed second on the log with six points, having recorded two wins and two defeats from their four matches.

The ‘Porcupine Warriors’ powered back into quarterfinal contention last weekend when they thumped Zambia’s Nkana 3-0 in Kumasi, with goals from Fatawu Safiu, Emmanuel Gyamfi and Martin Antwi.

The Sudanese visitors top the Group C table with seven points (two wins, one draw and one defeat) and last week they overpowered another Zambian side, Zesco United, 3-1 in Omdurman. Mohamed Eldai, Waleed Hamid and Abdellatif Boya netted for the ‘Blue Wave’.

Asante can assume group leadership if they win, but potential qualification for the last eight will have to wait until the final Matchday.

Hilal, on the other hand, can secure a quarterfinal spot if they win in Kumasi, regardless of the result in the other Group C match, which is a Zambian derby between Nkana and Zesco played simultaneously in Kitwe.

Hilal defeated Asante 1-0 when the teams met in Omdurman in Matchday 1 back in early February, with Waleed Hamid scoring the vital goal.

Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa will take charge of the game in Kumasi on Sunday.

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