Berekum Chelsea bowed out of the Caf Champions League with a 1-0 victory over TP Mazembe at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
A Jordan Opoku 81st minute mark sublime finish handed victory to the Blues.
The debutants had their dreams crashing in Egypt a fortnight ago after failing to claim maximum points against Zamalek.
Chelsea dominated possession in the opening minutes of the clash with Solomon Asante and Joseph Ato-Bissah all coming close.
In the 6th minute, a neat combination play between Jordan Opoku, Abdul Basit and Ato-Bissah found Solomon Asante in space on the right but the slippery pocket-size skewed his shot wide.
As the half wore on, the Congolese crept into the game with Given Singuluma, Zambia’s Rainford Kalaba and Deo Kanda competing to gag the midfield space.
A Jordan Opoku 20th minute mark through pass found Ato-Bissah but the former Atletico Madrid man was stopped in his tracks by the opposition defence.
Given Singuluma had space inside the Chelsea box and managed to squeeze a shot through Kwaku Andoh and Ahmed Adams but Collins Addo had no difficulties in dealing with his effort.
Ahmed Adams was forced out with injury on the half hour mark after picking a knock and his place was taken by Yaw Alexander.
Trésor Mputu Mabi’s ingenuity nearly presented Mazembe with the opener six minutes before the break but his effort was stopped by Addo.
Jordan Opoku opened the second stanza of the encounter with an eye-catching display.
The former Asante Kotoko midfielder dazzled three defenders in the Mazembe half before being tripped by Eric Nkulukuta but the Gambian match official signalled play to continue.
Mputu’s experience proved key for the Congolese as he threatened the Chelsea half.
His powerful 20-yarder was thwarted by Collins Addo. Addo continued to be tested with innocuous efforts from distance.
Chelsea introduced patience in their build-up and duly found the back of the net on the 81st minute mark.
Mazembe were shell-shocked as a Asante’s sublime cross was controlled with a measure of deft by Opoku who volleyed past the on-rushing Robert Kidiaba.
Chelsea’s impetus was boosted by the goal as Richard Kissi-Boateng led another dangerous attack from the left.
There was no serious action from either side before the game petered out.