Ghanaian Champions Wa All Stars were awarded a baptism of fire after being humbled on their very first attempt at CAF Champions League action.
The Wa based club have choose at the Tamale Sports Stadium and they found the going tough after they lost 1-3 at home.
Al Ahli Tripoli from Libyan proved very strong in the first five minutes of the game with Ali Tango getting the first chance of the game. That was a sign of things to come with Mohammed Ali getting the first goal of the game to give the away side their first goal of the game under 20 minutes.
All Stars created their first chance of the game with a good build but Emmanuel’s finish left more to be desired and still turned the attention to the Tripoli side who continued to dominate in the game.
All Stars improved in the last ten minutes of the game but tried as they did they failed to find the back of the net leaving the first half to end 1-0.
Al Ahli Tripoli begun the second half with verve and enthusiasm which was very well well paid after Sufyan Kareem scored the second goal of the game to pull his side two goals up in Tamale, that was the least the away side deserved after a very good good start to the second half.
The goal awakened the desire and intensity of the home home side we took only three minutes to find the back of the net, Richard Arthur as usual coming to the rescue of the team.
Richard Arthur got the home fans cheering on but the Tripoli based club responded with a good goal to put the game beyond the home side three goals to one with a little over ten minutes to go.
The 3-1 score line took the energy from All Stars who tried as much as possible to at least reduce the deficit but the away side held on to pick up a fancied massive score line on the day.
By: Sammy Heywood Okine