Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Felix Annan, says there is no pressure on the playing body as they face Zesco United in the last run of matches in the CAF Confed Cup group stage, this weekend.
According to the shot-stopper, the playing body is aware of the fact that only a victory can ensure the team’s qualification and it doesn’t bring any pressure on the team.
The Reds are in a crucial hunt for their first quarterfinal qualification dating back from 2005, targeting the scalp of Zambian side, Zesco United, incidentally, yet to lose at home. Zesco won 2-0 over compatriots Nkana FC 2-0, then were held there by Al Hilal 1-1.
That trend – a win, a draw – may favour Kotoko who would enjoy the event of a natural sequence of a Zesco loss. In that event, the Ghanaian giants, Asante Kotoko, would land a quarterfinal berth which has eluded them for over a decade.
“The game doesn’t put any pressure on us. Even though pressure is bound to occur in the job, we do (feel it) but we have taken it as something to coerce 9sic) us to win,” says Felix Annan.
“We are very much aware that nothing but a win can give us quarterfinal berth so we are putting in extra work as we are determined to qualify,” concluded Annan.