Ghanaian champions Medeama SC faced a setback in their knockout aspirations following a narrow defeat to Al Ahly in a crucial CAF Champions League encounter at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The Ghanaian champions, coming off a 3-0 loss to Young Africans of Tanzania, were eager to secure a victory against the record-holding Al Ahly side.

The Yellow and Mauves initiated the game positively, creating several opportunities in the first half. Despite their dominance, Medeama couldn’t find the back of the net, and the first period concluded without any goals.

The turning point came when Hussein El Shahat capitalised on a brilliant attack, finishing with precision after a well-executed pass from Anthony Modeste in the 48th minute.

In a bid to reverse the tide, Medeama’s coach introduced players like Diawisie Taylor and Fordjour Azaria. However, their efforts proved futile as Al Ahly maintained their lead, ultimately securing all three points.

With this result, Medeama now relies on the outcome of the match between Young Africans and CR Belouizdad.

Should the game end in a draw, Medeama’s hopes of qualification remain alive, contingent on securing a victory in their final group match against CR Belouizdad. The Ghanaian side face a challenging path ahead as they navigate the complexities of the CAF Champions League group stage.