Medeama SC coach Augustine Evans Adotey affirmed that defensive lapses were responsible for his team’s defeat against Al Ahly SC in the CAF Champions League over the weekend.
The Ghanaian champions suffered a 3-0 loss to the titleholders in their inaugural group phase match at Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo last Saturday.
Despite holding Al Ahly at bay for over an hour, the Yellow and Mauves conceded goals from Mahmoud Kahraba, Hussein El Shahat, and Salah Mohsen before the conclusion of the match.
Addressing the press in today’s conference, the Medeama coach stated, “I salute Al Ahly for today’s match… everyone knows that the competitor is the giant of the African continent.”
He added: “I tried to come out today, even with a point, but defensive errors caused the loss, and I had to change the way I played in the second half, due to the result and the events that occurred during the game.”
Adotey elucidated, “I am a little disappointed after today’s result, but we are still at the beginning of the group stage and we will prepare well for the next match against CS Belouizdad, and I will talk to my team players.”
Medeama is set to face the Algerian champions CR Belouizdad in their next encounter at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday, December 1, 2023.