Tuesday Dec 01, 2020. 12:00
Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu has complained of sub-par officiating following his team’s opening CAF Champions League clash this past weekend.
The Ghanaian giants were held 1-1 in the first leg of their preliminary round tie away to Mauritania side Nouadhibou.
Osman Ibrahim put the Porcupine Warriors in the lead in just the fifth minute but Hemeya Tanjy drew level for the home side from a highly debatable penalty.
“A draw is not bad, but I think that if the officiating was a bit better today, we would have won the game,” Konadu told Silver FM.
“However, a Champions League 1-1 away draw is better than a goalless stalemate.
“We have taken the 1-1 result in good faith, we will go home and work harder to ensure we beat them by at least one or two unanswered goals so we can progress to the next stage.”
Kotoko will host Nouadhibou for the return game in Accra on December 6, having been forced to move from their traditional home ground in Kumasi due to ongoing renovations.
The winners of the tie will advance into the first round and likely face Sudanese heavyweights Al Hilal, who are 1-0 up ahead of hosting Uganda’s Vipers.