Ghana midfielder, Bismarck Nana Adjei-Boateng registered his debut goal in the Europa Conference League with his goal proving timely as it powered Romanian side CFR Cluj to the knockout phase of Europe’s third tier competition.
Adjei-Boateng scored the game’s only goal in the 17th minute against Kosovo side Balkani by capitalizing on Balkani’s failure to clear a corner kick inside the penalty box.
CFR Cluj Captain Ciprian Deac had the chance to double Cluj’s lead but his penalty attempt proved unsuccessful.
The win gave Cluj a second-place finish in Group G with 10 points, winning three of six games; Sivasspor topped the group with 11 points with Slavia Prague ranking third with eight points.
Ghanaians Adjei-Boateng and Emmanuel Yeboah lasted the entire duration of the game against Balkani.
Adjei-Boateng featured in all six games for Cluj in the Conference League in the defensive midfield position but played in a more scanned midfield role in a handful of games.