Remo Stars Sports Club were defeated 1-0 in Ghana by Medeama FC in their CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg clash on Sunday, Reelradio.com.ng reports.
The Sky Blues arrived in Ghana on Saturday August 19 to face Medeama in what is their first ever CAF Champions League game.
Despite putting up a brave showing at the Cape Coast Stadium, Remo Stars fell 1-0 to Medeama FC in the first leg clash.
Following a positive start by the Ghana Premier League champions, their dominance paid off in the 22nd minute when Jonathan Sowah scored to put them ahead.
Medeama tried to add another goal before the half-time break, but all their efforts proved futile as Remo remained composed and resolute
After showing some incursions in the early stages of the second half by the home side, the Nigerians lifted up their performance and started to ask questions.
Remo took over the last ten to fifteen minutes and was dominating the game, but Medeama’s defence were able to deal with the threats that came along.
The second leg of the tie will take place next week in Nigeria at the Remo Stars stadium in the Ogun State, where Medeama will try to book qualification to the next round of the Champions League.
The winner of the tie will come up against Guinean giants Horoya AC in the second preliminary round.