Former captain: Asante should not play in CAFCL

Former captain: Asante should not play in CAFCL
Eric Bekoe

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jul 11, 2020. 17:00

Former Asante Kotoko captain Eric Bekoe says the club should spurn the opportunity to play in the next edition of the CAF Champions League.

Asante are set to represent Ghana in the premier continental competition for the second successive season, following the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) decision to cancel the current campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Porcupine Warriors were sent packing in the preliminary round of the 2019-20 Champions League, losing 4-3 on aggregate to Nigeria’s Kano Pillars.

And Bekoe doesn’t expect a different outcome this time around, hence his advice to the club to rather save resources and pull out of the competition.

“Kotoko should not accept the opportunity to compete in Africa next season to waste money,” Bekoe told Opemsuo FM, as quoted by Football Ghana.

“The club is not well prepared to get a group stage berth, which of course will be a waste of resources.

“The board and the technical team should work fervently to shape the club before they will resolve to compete in Africa.

“For a team to perform majestically in Africa, it comes with a quality crop of players. This Kotoko team is low quality.”

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