Saturday Feb 02, 2019. 09:15
Asante Kotoko head coach, Charles Akonnor says his side are not under any form of pressure ahead of their clash with Al Hilal Omdurman.
The two teams will clash on match-day one of the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup Group C at the Al-Hilal Stadium in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Sunday.
Akonnor stated that Kotoko, who have won the CAF Champions League title twice, are raring to go.
“We did our best against the previous two opponents, Kariobangi Sharks and Coton Sport, and we can only get better. Indeed at the beginning of the competition many doubted our abilities, but we are here now and looking to rewrite history," Akonnor said on the CAF website.
“Whatever it is that we can do, we will to the best of our abilities. For now, we are looking at taking it match by match, and keep improving.
Al Hilal, who have never won a CAF title, are underdogs against Kotoko.
“We respect our opponents and this is not the first time both teams are meeting, we have a history in common," he added.
'The players have shown that they are ready to make a name for themselves and if we want to get the quarterfinals.
"Then we have to win some away games too, and that is what we are looking at.”