Head Coach of Aduana Stars Kenichi Yatsuhashi has been left bruising over the missed opportunities after his team was defeated at home by Ivorian giants Asec Mimosa in the CAF Confederations Cup.
The Ogya Lads were beaten 2-0 at home by the Ivorians thanks to first-half goals from Gbagnon Anicet Badie and Braciano Ta Bi. Unfortunately this happens to be their first loss at the Nana Agyemang Badu 11 park in Dormaa though they went into the game with 8 of their top players missing out because of various degrees of injuries.
Anicet Badie scored from the spot in the 24th minute before Braciano Ta Bi doubled the lead few minutes to halftime.
Aduana’s Kenichi Yatuhashi turned to put the blame on his strikers as a result of their wastefulness in front of goal.
“We played much better and created a lot of chances which we could have scored. But, I think we had more chances in general but they were able to score two goals and they went away with that,” he said in a post-match interview.
Aduana Stars chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the competition have now been dashed with the defeat to Asec Mimosa.
This is, however, the first time the club has reached the group face of the competition.