Asante Kotoko experienced first defeat in their African Campaign on Sunday evening when they lost their game against Al Hilal in Ombdurman, Sudan.
The porcupines had a night to forget as they fell short in Sudan.
Al Hilal scored in the 4oth minute through Waleed Bakhiek Hamid who connected with a headed pass from Nasr El Din Shigel to put his team in front.
Kotoko almost equalized when Abdul Fatawu Safiu’s shot hit the bar in the first few minutes of the second half.
Kotoko couldn’t break the Al Hilal defence despite their ball possession in the second half.
Elsewhere, Zesco United claimed a deserved 2-0 victory over Nkana FC in the other group match on Sunday.
Asante Kotoko will host Zesco next Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi as they will look to grab their first points in the competition.