Despite securing a 3-1 advantage two weeks ago, the Ghanaian champions are well aware that they cannot underestimate the might of their opponents and must maintain their focus to ensure qualification on Saturday afternoon in Conakry.
While a 3-1 lead seems comfortable, facing formidable opponents like Horoya AC demands a high level of preparation and dedication. Medeama's goal is clear: to reach the coveted group stage of the competition, often referred to as the “money zone.” They are now just 90 minutes away from realising this ambition.
To achieve their goal, Medeama must prioritise a strong defensive performance and employ every tactical strategy at their disposal to frustrate the experienced Guinean side. Horoya AC have a wealth of experience in this competition, whereas Medeama are making their debut appearance.
The Guineans may have faced similar challenges in the past and prevailed. Furthermore, Horoya AC will have the backing of their fervent fans, who can be intimidating.
Medeama can place their trust in the in-form Jonathan Sowah, who has recovered from a minor injury and is expected to play a pivotal role. His presence is vital for Medeama's chances of success.
The stakes are high for Medeama, as they aim to become the first Ghanaian club since Berekum Chelsea in 2012 to advance to the CAF Champions League group stage. The journey has been challenging, but Medeama are determined to script their own historic chapter in African club football.