Asante Kotoko booked their place in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage after beating Kariobangi Sharks of Kenya 2-1 in a first-round second leg match at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Saturday afternoon.

Following the goalless draw that played out between the two sides in Nairobi, Kenya last weekend, it was Kotoko who gained the early advantage with Fatawu Safui scoring the opener.

The striker hit a low shot into the bottom corner of the near post to make it 1-0 on 17 minutes.

The lead lasted until the 30th minute as Kariobangi restored parity through Katila Omoto.

But eight minutes later, Kotoko were back in front thanks to captain Amos Frimpong. The defender converted a penalty after Yacouba Songne was fouled in the box.