Kumasi Asante Kotoko left it late to secure victory over RC Kadiogo of Burkina Faso at the General Mathieu Kerekou Stadium in Cotonou, Benin in their first leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round.
Isaac Oppong’s strike in the dying embers of the game played behind closed doors leapfrogged the porcupine warriors above the Burkinabe outfit.
With one eye on their expedition to Ghana for the second leg, the 1-0 scoreline gives the Ghanaian Champions a commanding advantage going into the second leg.
The match, which was initially scheduled to be played on Friday, September 9, 2022, was played on Monday, September 12 at Cotonou, Benin, behind closed doors.
The first half produced a goalless draw after both sides failed to convert the chances created.
Meanwhile, the second half began with an exchange of some good football, but Cameroonian and Ugandan imports George Mfegue and Steven Mukwala blasted some clear chances away.
However, with the last kick of the game, Isaac Oppong ensured his photo finish effort gave the Kumasi-based outfit an all-important win as he found the back of the net.
The result in the first leg means Kumasi Asante Kotoko head into the second leg fixture to be played at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, September 18, 2022.