Kotoko to leave Tuesday for Zesco showdown

March 11, 2019

Kumasi Asante Kotoko will emplane to Zambia, tomorrow, for their CAF Confederation Cup competition last group match versus Zesco United, Sunday, ekowasmahsports.com has learnt.

The Porcupines are in a must-win situation on the road, after failing to whip Sudan’s Al Hilal, with whom they split the honours 1-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, over the weekend.

The Reds have been in staggering form at home but failed to blossom yesterday against a well composed Hilal team.

Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s charges had to come back strongly to equalize in the second half through striker Songnè Yacouba whose header cancelled Waleed Bakhiet’s header in the first half.

Grapevine sources have  disclosed that management resolved after the match to leave on Tuesday for proper acclimatization in Zambia and also take pressure from the players ahead of Sunday’s showdown.

Kotoko will face Zesco United without their top-notch striker Songnè Yacouba due to accummulated yellow cards.

Key players, Maxwell Baako and Richard Senanu are also out by virtue of injury, putting Kotoko at risk at a crucial time.

Asante Kotoko lie third with six points while Zesco are out of contention but before their disappounted fans, Zesco would be playing for pride, to appease their fans with a comforting win.

However, the undying spirits living inside the Porcupine Warriors have plans to rain on the parade of the Zambian team, Sunday, and punch their ticket to the quarter finals of the competition, hoisting the flag of Ghana.

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