Heartbreak as Ghanaian Champions Kotoko Suffers CAF Champions League Elimination After Defeat to Kadiogo

Heartbreak as Ghanaian Champions Kotoko Suffers CAF Champions League Elimination After Defeat to Kadiogo

  • Kumasi Asante Kotoko have been eliminated from the CAF Champions League by Burkina Faso club RC Kadiogo
  • The Ghanaian were beaten on penalties at the Kumasi Baba Yara stadium as they disappointingly bow out of the competition
  • Asante Kotoko will now switch their attention to the Ghana Premier League while Kadiogo face AS Vita in the second round

Asante Kotoko have been booted out of the CAF Champions League after a penalty shootout defeat to Burkinabe side RC Kadiogo.

The Ghanaian champions were stunned at home after Kadiogo scored early through a brilliant freekick from Bassika Syla.

Kotoko huffed and puffed as they chase an equalizer, but the visitors defended resolutely to keep the Reds at bay.

Asante Kotoko, RC Kadiogo, CAF Champions League
Asante Kotoko have been eliminated from the CAF Champions League by RC Kadiogo. Credit: @AsanteKotoko_SC
Source: Twitter

The game ended 1-0 as the Burkinabe side levelled the tie, forcing the game to penalties shootout.

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Asante Kotoko missed three from the spot as RC Kadiogo scored three of their penalty kicks to progress to the next stage.

RC Kadiogo will next face Congolese giants AS Vita in the second round of the CAF Champions League.

The Reds have now lost in all penalties shootouts at continental level.

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Source: Sports Brief News