CAFCC: Asante Kotoko will beat Zesco United in Kumasi- Ex-Zesco United striker Adams Zikiru
Ghanaian and Former Zesco United striker, Adams Zikuru has tipped Asante Kotoko to beat the Zambian champions in next Wednesday’s Confederation Cup Group C match in Kumasi.
Over the weekend, Asante Kotoko lost narrowly to Al Hilal Omdurman in their opening Group C encounter in Sudan to end their impressive unbeaten run in the competition after Hamid Waleed Bekhat fetched the winning goal in the 40th-minute mark.
The Ndola-based club, on the other hand, started their 2018/2019 Total CAF Confederation Cup group stage campaign on a good note beating local rivals Nkana FC 2-0 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Sunday to go on top of Group C.
The Porcupine Warriors ‘en route’ to this prestigious continental jamboree surpassed 2 challenges in Kariobangi Sharks and Coton Sports of Garoua.
The report card of the preliminaries was somewhat impressive, scoring 7 and letting in 4 and the Ghanaian forward plying his trade in Zambia knows the threat Asante Kotoko pose playing at the Baba Yara stadium having known the strength of his former side Zesco United.
“If the game will be played in Kumasi, the home ground of Asante Kotoko, it will be difficult for Zesco United because Kotoko has massive support at home. But if the game will be played in Accra, then Zesco United can come back with something,” Zikiru Adams told Zambian Daily mail.
The 24-year-old forward came into the limelight after he scored 13 goals in 15 games to help Nchanga Rangers survive relegation after joining them half way through the 2017 season.
At Zesco United he hit the ground running as he produced a master class performance in the first round second leg encounter of the 2018 CAF Champions League game against JKU of Zanzibar when he scored a brace
Asante Kotoko would be relishing their home games giving the fact that they have made Baba Yara stadium a fortress; the Reds have not lost there since 2015.