Asante Kotoko have reached the next round of the CAF Champions League following a 2-0 win against Kano Pillars at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.
With the first leg ending 3-2 in favour of the Nigerians, Kotoko qualify for the first round on a 4-3 aggregate and will face off with Tunisia’s Etoile Sahel.
It took only three minutes to get the opening goal as Mathew Kelvin Andoh drove a rebound into the net after Pillars goalkeeper Suraji Ayeleso parried Richard Arthur’s first shot.
Emmanuel Gyamfi sealed the win the second goal in the 77th minute. The diminutive winger hit a fine strike into the net after a chest pass by Naby Keita.
The first leg of Kotoko-Etoile clash will be in Kumasi on the weekend of 13–15 September and the return leg in Sousse a fortnight later.
The last time Kotoko reached the Group stage of the CAF Champions League was in 2006.
Another Ghanaian club AshantiGold SC yesterday beat Equatorial Guinean side Akonangui FC 3-0 in the CAF Confederation Cup qualifying phase.