Ashanti Gold SC managed a respectable 1-1 draw scoreline in their Confederations Cup preliminary round match despite the maltreatment handed them at the hands of Equatoguinean side Akonangui FC.

The match which came of in the North Eastern City of Ebibeyin saw Ashgold take the lead very early in the second half after defender Richard Osei Agyemang connected beautifully with an acrobatic kick to give the miners the advantage.

Latif Anabila could have settled matters for Ashgold in the second half five minutes after the opener but his rasping shot rattled the bar after goalie Musibe's fingertip save.

But with barely 15 minutes to end proceedings, the home side drew level through Diosando Mbele.

The return leg comes off at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi on 25 August, 2019.