Medeama SC have set sights on shattering the 11-year-long group stage drought that has plagued Ghana in the Caf Champions League.
The last Ghanaian team to achieve this milestone, popularly termed the ‘Money Zone’ was Berekum Chelsea back in 2012.
Following a successful campaign in the preliminary round of the ongoing 2023/24 edition where they navigated past Nigeria’s Remo Stars, the Yellow and Mauves now stand on the brink of replicating Berekum Chelsea’s remarkable feat.
Speaking to Takoradi-based Empire FM, Communications Director Patrick Akoto expressed the team’s unwavering determination: “We’re very determined as a team. We’re on a mission to break an 11-year drought and hope to qualify for the Caf Champions League group stage as a Ghanaian Club for the first time since Berekum Chelsea did it in 2012.”
The dramatic penalty shootout victory over Remo Stars has ignited Medeama’s belief that they can achieve the extraordinary.
Akoto emphasized, “Winning against Ramo Stars on the lottery of a penalty makes us capable of doing the unthinkable. We’re determined to bring our A-game and ensure we qualify for the Caf Champions League group stage.”
However, Medeama’s quest to end the drought will not be without challenges, as they face a formidable opponent in Guinean champions, AC Horoya. The upcoming playoff tie promises to be a stern test for the Ghanaian champions.
The first leg of this pivotal encounter will be hosted at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 17.