AshantiGold lose to Bechem in pre-season friendly

Allsports Bernard Morrison Back In The AshGold TeamAshgold’s coach Bashir Hayford issuing out instructions to his charges

AshantiGold’s preparations for their CAF Champions League qualifier next month was dealt a blow after losing 1-0 at Bechem United in a friendly on Sunday.

The exhibition also served preparatory match ahead of the commencement of the new Ghana Premier League season on 20 February.

Bechem scored just after the break courtesy a Francis Afriyie long-range effort which beat goalkeeper Fatau Dauda between the sticks for AshGold.

This a huge morale-booster for Bechem United who made few big-name signings in the transfer window.

For AshGold, the result calls for much navel-gazing as they host Algerian side MO Bejaia on 14 February in Obuasi in the first round first leg qualifier.