Medeama to play Al-Ittihad in Caf Confed

Reigning Ghana FA Cup champions Medeama will face Libyan side Al-Ittihad Tripoli in the first round of the 2016 Caf Confederations Cup.

The Yellow and Mauves will host Tehaa in Ghana between March 18 and 20, a week after the first leg at the 11th June Stadium in the North African country.

The game will be Medeama’s first assignment in the competition, having drawn a bye in the preliminary round.

Ittihad, on the other hand, narrowly edged past Nigerien side AS SONIDEP 5-4 on aggregate over the weekend.

The 2013-14 Libyan league runners-up won the first leg at home on a 4-1 score, before falling 3-1 in the return encounter.

Ittihad are not new to Ghanaian opposition, after taking on giants Asante Kotoko over two legs in the Porcupine Warriors’ tour of the North African country in January ahead of the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League.

The first match ended in a 2-1 win for Ittihad before a scoreless draw in the second leg.

Ashanti Gold, Ghana’s other representatives in Africa this year, have been kicked out of the Caf Champions League after falling to Algerian side MO Bejaia in the preliminary round.

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