Akuffo: Asante have the tools to compete in Africa

Akuffo: Asante have the tools to compete in Africa
Maxwell Konadu

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Aug 02, 2020. 14:00

Former Asante Kotoko player Michael Akuffo has backed the club to compete well in the CAF Champions League next season.

Following the cancellation of the 2019-20 Ghana Premier League due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Porcupine Warriors will feature in the premier African club competition for a second successive season.

The Ghanaian giants did not perform particularly well in the current CAFCL season, dropping out in the final preliminary round before the group stage after losing 3-2 on aggregate to Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel.

There is little optimism that Asante will achieve any better when the new continental season gets going later this year, but Akuffo disagrees.

“It is highly possible Kotoko can represent Ghana in CAF Champions League looking at the players and the pedigree of [coach] Maxwell Konadu,” Akuffo told Akoma FM, as quoted by Football Ghana.

“Konadu was the coach that led us to win the Ghana Premier League in 2012 and he has a lot of technical qualities.

“It is a matter of psyching the players and they also believe in themselves that the CAF Champions League is not beyond our reach.

“Every generation has its kind of players and the current squad is made of some quality ones so Kotoko can play well in Africa.”

Akuffo added, “The players must give their best so ensure Kotoko is represented well in Africa.”

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