Friday Mar 13, 2015. 10:28
Asante Kotoko must dust themselves off recent insipid performances against Algerian side MC El Eulma in their CAF Champions League first qualifying round first leg on Saturday.
The Porcupine Warriors have not won in their last six league matches and the defending champions lie third from the bottom.
Confidence in the camp of the two-time African champions has waned but the players are hopeful of putting up brave fight.
“It won’t be easy but we will return with good a result,” said captain Amos Frimpong said.
Kotoko have been boosted for the match after incoming coach David Duncan travelled with the side as an observer.
Duncan has signed a two-year pre-contract with the club and will finalize his move
Assistant coach Michael Osei will be on the bench and supervise affairs.
"The team’s performance has improved though we haven’t won in three games. I’m however hopeful of decent developments in Algeria,” said Osei.
Kotoko visited Algeria two years ago and came back with a precious 0-0 draw against JSM Bejaia.