By Ameenu Shardow

Berekum Chelsea captain Abdul Basit is gutted by his side?s inability to beat Al Ahly in the Caf Champions League but says all is not lost.

The dethroned Ghana Premier League champions could only manage a 1-1 draw against the experienced Egyptian club last Sunday in Accra.

Chelsea desperately needed to win following their 4-1 hiding in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago.

They now lie third behind TP Mazembe who impressed with a 2-1 win away to Zamalek.

The situation doesn?t look good for the Berekum lads following a great start in the debut African campaign but Basit is still upbeat of his team?s chances despite the obvious difficulty.

?I am disappointed. This is the moment we should have won to show that we can go to the next stage,? he told SuperSport.com.

?Ahly are African champions and have played for a long time so they are so united and operate as a unit.  They had the better defense [on Sunday.

“[The two coming games] will be tough, but this is football and you should be ready for any upsets or surprises.

?I?m very hopeful we?re going into the final and we?ll achieve this with a lot of hard work on our part.

?It was not bad luck. We played very well but we should have taken our chances.

?Ahly is not a small club and in football you can have three outcomes. Today we drew, and that is that.?

Chelsea next travels back to Cairo to face Group A whipping boys Zamalek in the game they need to get a result to ensure they are still in the running for a last four place by the time they host Mazembe in the final group game.

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