Asante Kotoko well aware of Al Hilal threat

Asante Kotoko well aware of Al Hilal threat

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 29, 2019. 09:15

Asante Kotoko coach Charles Kwablan Akunnor believes his side is well aware of the threat posed by upcoming CAF Confederation Cup opponents Al Hilal of Sudan.

The Porcupine Warriors are the last Ghanaian club still active in CAF competition and will open their Group C campaign this coming weekend when they play away to the East African heavyweights.

The 44-year-old, in an interview with Ashh FM in Kumasi and quoted by Football Ghana, said that his players probably know the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents more than the technical team.

“It is much more difficult to prepare a game when my players don’t know an opponent, which happens from time to time,” explained Akunnor.

“We give them videos but this generation probably watch videos of Al Hilal and they know about their individual strengths more than I do.”

Kotoko will also face the Zambian duo of Zesco United and Nkana in their group, with the top two teams advancing into the quarterfinals of the continental competition.

The Ghanaian contenders beat the Storm Academy 2-0 in a friendly match played this past weekend as preparation for their Confederation Cup demands.

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