Asante Kotoko Sporting Club were yesterday held to 1-1 drawn game by FC Nouadhibou in the first leg of the 2020/21 Total CAF Champions League preliminary round at the Stade Sheikha Boïdiya in Mauritania.

The Porcupine Warriors [Asante Kotoko] took the lead in the first half through Osman Ibrahim in the 5th minute having been laid on by Emmanuel Gyamfi’s through ball from outside the goal area.

Asante Kotoko could not hold on to their lead as Hemeya Tanjy found the back of the net in the 22nd minute from the spot after Yusif Mubarik had been ruled to have handled the ball in the box.

Both sides created few goal scoring opportunities in the second stanza but could not hit the target.

Asante Kotoko will host the Mauritanian side in the return fixture on December 6 in Ghana.