For their inaugural CAF Champions League match, Medeama have been placed in a difficult group that also features the defending champions and all-time leaders, Al Ahly.
News reaching us at 1Family Radio is that the Ghanaian champs will face off not only against the Egyptian powerhouses but also against CR Belouizdad of Algeria and Yanga FC of Tanzania.
In the final qualifying round, Medeama defeated Guinean powerhouse Horoya AC, showcasing their strength of character. However, given that their opponents have a lengthy history, they will need to substantially step up their game if they are to advance from this difficult group. Al Ahly, in particular, is notable for having won 11 championships.
CR Belouizdad, with ten league titles, has dominated their local league, exceeding Medeama’s accomplishments in Ghana despite not having much success on the continental stage. In contrast, Yanga FC has a history of consistent Champions League involvement and has competed in the CAF Confederation Cup final.
To strengthen their roster and increase their chances of having a successful group stage campaign, Medeama has made indications that they might sign new players. Additionally, there are signs that the Tarkwa new stadium, currently under construction, will be open and able to host matches by the start of the group stage in November.
In order for Medeama to succeed in the CAF Champions League, they will need to be able to adjust and perform at a high level despite the severe challenges they will encounter.