•  Ghana's Dreams FC take a significant advantage into the return leg encounter in Kumasi
• Ghana's Dreams FC take a significant advantage into the return leg encounter in Kumasi

CAF Confed Cup: Dreams FC stun Stade Malien in Bamako

Ghana’s Dreams FC took a bold step towards continental glory in the CAF Confederaion Cup as they defeated Stade Malein 2-1 in Bamako last Sunday , giving the club an advantagee into the return encounter in Kumasi on Sunday.


At the March 26 Stadium in Bamako last Sunday, experienced John Antwi proved instrumental in Dreams FC’s remarkable triumph over 10-man Stade Malien., The striker’s heroics stole the spotlight as he netted a brace to propel the Ghanaian side to victory on foreign soil in the first-leg clash in Mali.

The away triumph marks a significant milestone in their maiden continental campaign, underscoring their determination to make an impact on the continental stage ahead of the second leg next week.

The result means Stade Malien face an uphill battle as they seek to overturn the deficit away from home and salvage their hopes of progression in the competition.

Trailing initially to a Yoro Diaby free-kick, Dreams FC rallied courageously with Antwi leading the charge.

In the 66th minute, Antwi ignited his team's resurgence with a clinical finish past N'Golo Traoré, breathing new life into Dreams FC's aspirations.

Buoyed by the equaliser, the Ghanaians intensified their onslaught, exposing Stade Malien's defensive frailties.

The turning point arrived in the 74th minute when Antwi calmly dispatched a penalty awarded after Issa Yacoubou's handball to complete his brace and secure a vital lead for Dreams FC.

Stade Malien's hopes suffered a severe blow as Fadi Sidiki Coulibaly received a red card, reducing his side to ten men for the remainder of the encounter.

The numerical disadvantage has compounded Stade Malien's woes ahead of the return leg in Kumasi next week.

With momentum on their side, Dreams FC set their sights on the return fixture aiming to capitalise on their advantage and secure a passage to the semi-finals.

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