CAF CC: Asante Kotoko to face Cameroon' Coton Sport in final play-off round

By Michael Duah
CAF CC: Asante Kotoko to face Cameroon' Coton Sport
CAF CC: Asante Kotoko to face Cameroon' Coton Sport

Asante Kotoko have been given a tricky draw to face Cameroonian heavyweights Coton Sports in the final play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Porcupine Warriors would travel to the East African nation to battle one of Africa’s sleeping giants Coton Sport in the first leg between January 11, 12 and 13 2019, at the Stade Omnisport de Garoua while the final showdown in Kumasi Baba Yara Stadium is slated for January 18, 19 and 20.

The two clubs are expected to select the most suitable date for their respective matches.

Coton Sport was founded in 1986 and campaigning in the lower leagues until they were promoted to the country's Premier League in 1992. Since 1996 Coton Sport has dominated local football winning eleven league titles in the process.

In 2008 the club finished runners-up in the CAF Champions League, losing to Al Ahly SC of Egypt in the final.

Kotoko reached this stage after edging out Kenyan outfit Kariobangi Sharks in the second round of the competition.

Coton Sport on the other hand also dropped to the Confederation Cup after exiting the Champions League at the hands of Egyptian side Ismaily.

The winner of both legs will progress to the group stages of the competition.

Kotoko last played in the group stages of the competition in 2008.
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