Bahir Dar Ketema making their maiden appearance in continental championship made a wining start to their TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup campaign.
In what was an East African affair at preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup Ethiopian premier league runners up Bahir Dar Ketema hosted Tanzanian Azam Fc behind closed doors at the Ababa Bikila Stadium, in what was an evenly contested match Bahir Dar edge Azam 2-1.
Bahir Dar Ketema who were active in the ongoing transfer window gave full debuts to four of their new signings, Alazar Markos was in goal while Frezer Kassa, Firew Solomon and Cherenet Gugsa all represented their side for the very first time in what a was a crucial game for Degareg Yigzawe’s men.
Fitsum Tilahun who had a season to forget in domestic competition last term was the hero of the day as he grabbed a brace, with his first goal coming in the 20th minute was a gift from the veteran goalie Abduali Iddrisu made a howler.
While 27years old Congolese forward Idris Mbombo scored what might be a very key away goal to reduce the deficit for Azam Fc in 71st minute.
The return leg between the two sides will take place at the Azam Complex stadium in Dar es Salaam in the coming friday with the winner taking on Tunisian side Club African in the next round.