Aduana Stars have shed off the underdog tag ahead of their opening CAF Confederation Cup Group A clash against Ivorian side, ASEC Mimosas at the Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny in Abidjan tomorrow.
The Chief Executive of Aduana Stars, Albert Commey, expects his club to progress steadily in the competition, especially after the inclusion of Nigerien striker, Boubacar Soumana.
“We know they are a good side but we are also not underdogs. We have said we want to go far in this competition and we are working towards that target.
“It is to help us achieve our goal that we have recruited striker Boubacar Soumana from Niger to beef up the team, and although we are still working on his ITC and work permit, we believe that his recruitment will prove significant in subsequent matches”, he told the Daily Graphic last Thursday.
However, the ASEC task is a much daunting one for Coach Yusif Abubakar and his charges. The Ivorian team barely scraped through to the group stage but may prove formidable against Aduana Stars as one of the top experienced sides on the continent.
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The Dormaa-based club will next face Moroccan side Raja Club Athletic later this month at home, before meeting AS Vita Club of Congo DR in July at Dormaa-Ahenkro.