Evans Adotey, the head coach of Medeama has expressed his concerns about the team's performance when playing their CAF Champions League matches in Cape Coast, citing the impact of an empty stadium on their game.
The reigning Ghanaian champions have been compelled to use the Cape Coast Stadium as their home venue due to delays in the completion of the new T & A Stadium in Tarkwa.
Adotey pointed out that the absence of fans in the stadium, particularly during their first-leg match against Nigeria's Remo Stars, had a noticeable effect on the team's performance.
The silence and lack of fan support seemed to affect the players on the pitch. Nonetheless, he underlined his determination to secure a significant victory for his team.
"Sometimes it affects us because comparing games being played in Tarkwa, with our fans rallying behind us and looking at what transpired the other time.
“You could see the stadium was empty, dead. Even when we scored the only goal, I didn’t hear shouts from supporters pushing us to score more.
“The stadium was quiet. It sometimes affects the players, but to me as a coach, it happens. The only thing I want is to give my team a massive win," Adotey explained.
As part of their CAF Champions League campaign, Adotey's Medeama side is set to host Guinean giants Horoya AC on Sunday.
The coach is hoping for a significant victory to bolster their preparations for the second leg in two weeks.