Friday Oct 02, 2020. 09:00
Asante Kotoko will not be ready for the challenge of next season’s CAF Champions League, according to former forward Eric Bekoe.
The Porcupine Warriors will compete in Africa’s premier club competition for the second successive season, having been nominated as Ghana’s representatives after the cancellation of the 2019-20 domestic season.
Asante exited the latest edition of the Champions League (which is still pending completion) prior to the group stage after being outclassed by Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel.
They have not been in action since March this year, while the club also recently appointed a new board led by Executive Chairman Dr Kwame Kyei, followed by the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer of the club in Nana Yaw Amponsah.
Bekoe said that the club should concentrate on building its structures and prepare well ahead of the new Ghana Premier League season, rather than put energy and resources into an African campaign for which they will be ill prepared.
“I thought this was the time they will take time and put their house in order before going to Africa,” Bekoe told Ghanasoccernet.
“Going to Africa is a trap but we hope everything goes well. In my opinion, they should have pulled out of this year’s competition and prepare well for the next one.”