Berekum Chelsea without influential midfielder Owusu Jackson for Ahli Benghazi tie
Ghanaian Premier League side Berekum Chelsea will go into Sunday’s CAF Champions League first-leg tie against Libyan side Al Ahli Benghazi without influential midfielder Owusu Jackson.
The 20-year-old 2014 Ghana CHAN midfielder is serving a three-match ban for a red card he picked during the Blues Preliminary first-leg win over FC Atlabar.
But the Blues, who progressed through after eliminating South Sudanese side FC Atlabar in the preliminary stages, have the experienced Richard Annang to fill the void created midfield.
Jackson, who scored all two goals in the first-leg win over Atlabar in Berekum picked a late red card after an off-the ball incident at the Golden City Park and missed the second-leg tie.
“We’ll miss him (Jackson) for the game here and the second-leg in a week time,” Chelsea general manager Oduro Sarfo confirmed.
However, Chelsea coach Anthony Lokko could call on midfielder Richard Annan to fill the void created in midfield. Annang has a good measure of international experience under his belt after playing three seasons with Romanian side FC Vaslui where he played in the Uefa Europa League.
Youngster Dennis Tetteh has also peaked at the time and could be key for the game on Sunday.