Aduana Stars hammered Fosa Juniors of Madagascar 6-1 in their 2018 Caf Confederation Cup playoffs first leg clash on Sunday.
The visitors took a surprise lead as early as the third minute through Andre Jose.
But midfielder Elvis Opoku responded with the equalizer in the 8th minute.
Then came the beginning of a string of penalties for the host – two before halftime break and the third later in the second half as Fosa Juniors continued to commit unpardonable mistakes at the back.
Left-back Justice Anane was brought down after twisting and turning the Fosa Juniors’ penalty area. The spot kick was expertly put away by Sam Adams in the 34th minute.
Five minutes later, Adams was on hand again after Bright Agyei was brought down for a spot kick. He converted the spot kick to cushion Aduana to a 3-1 lead at halftime.
In the 63rd minute, in-from winger Zakaria got the chance to register his name on the score sheet when he was brought down by the Fosa goalkeeper. He elected himself and converted from the spot.
Opoku, after receiving a pass from Nathaniel Asamoah, got back on the score sheet to extend Aduana’s lead to 5-1 in the 84th minute before Bright Agyei completed the rout with his goal four minutes from time.
Aduana Stars take a healthy 6-1 lead into the reverse fixture set for the Stade Alexandre Rabemananjara in Mahajanga on Wednesday April 18.
The winner of the Aduana Stars vs Fosa Juniors clash advances to the group stage of the 2018 Caf Confederation Cup.