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30.01.2007 General News

Too Early To Celebrate - Fianoo

By John Vigah
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IN spite of recording an encouraging start to this year’s CAF Champions League, chieftains of Obuasi Ashgold believe the club would still have to tread with caution.

On the domestic front, Ashgold have been terrible on the road, winning just one in as many games – but all that bad name was flushed out in grand style last Sunday as the Miners registered a stunning 1-0 victory over Equitorial Guinea champion club, Renacimiento.

The high-on-energy game, staged on a very ferocious note in the capital, Malabo, was the first leg preliminary stage to the lucrative and more prestigious CAF Champions League.

Sunday’s victory reportedly threw Obuasi, home base of Ashgold, into tumultuous celebrations, though not close to the kind that was displayed when the club qualified for the Champions League finale a decade ago.

However, Chief of Ashgold, Mr Kudjo Fianoo, believes the time for celebration is not now.

'Demonstrating a great deal of optimism is a positive thing, but let’s tread cautiously as I guess it’s too early to celebrate,' he told the Times Sports after the Malabo game.

Mr. Fianoo, was, however, hopeful that Ashgold would make a huge impact in the continent’s biggest club competition this year, but was quick to add that complacency could be the enemy.

'Complacency can kill us if we dare underestimate the strength of Renacimiento. We have just won a game but the real battle lies ahead,' he cautioned.

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