Justice Blay backs Asante Kotoko to qualify

Justice Blay backs Asante Kotoko to qualify

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Sep 26, 2019. 17:00

Asante Kotoko midfielder Justice Blay has backed his team to qualify for the group phase of the 2019/20 CAF Champions League.

The Porcupine Warriors are well placed in their first round tie against Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel, having won the first leg 2-0 in Kumasi earlier in the month.

However, ESS notably overturned a 2-1 deficit in the previous round against Guinea’s Hafia, racking up an impressive 7-1 win in the return game in North Africa.

There are fears in Ghana that Asante will be in for a tough time in Monastir on Sunday, but Blay insists that his team can do the business and secure a place in the group phase.

“This is my first time playing in the Champions League and I have learnt a lot,” Blay, who joined Kotoko from Medeama in July, told Oyerepa FM as quoted by Goal.

“I admit Etoile are a good side but they can’t beat us. We will score in Tunisia, qualification is non-negotiable.

“Should they score, we’ll also score. We’re going to give our best to ensure qualification.”

If the Porcupine Warriors overcome Etoile, they will become the first Ghanaian club to reach the group stage since Berekum Chelsea in 2012.

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