CAF CC: Ex-Asante Kotoko board member, Alhaji Lamini upbeat ahead of Al Hilal clash

By Michael Duah
CAF CC: Ex- Asante Kotoko board member, Alhaji Lamin upbeat ahead of Al Hilal clash
CAF CC: Ex- Asante Kotoko board member, Alhaji Lamin upbeat ahead of Al Hilal clash

Former board member of Asante Kotoko, Alhaji Abu Lamini is optimistic his former employers will record a favourable result as they begin their CAF Confederation Cup group stage campaign this weekend in Sudan against Al Hilal.

The Ghanaians have been drawn together with the North Africans in Group C, which is completed by Zambian duo Zesco United and Nkana FC.

Al Hilal will host the first meeting between the two sides on February 3 before travelling for matchday five’s return encounter on March 10.

In spite of that, the Tema-based business tycoon speaking to PrimeNewsGhana sounded positive that the Porcupine Warriors will earn a respectable result despite inactive football in Ghana as compared to that of Sudan.

"Well, you can not compare Sudanese league to Ghana Premier League, though we don't play league in Ghana now, we are not worried about the performance of Al Hilal in the Sudanese league", he stated.

After eliminating Kenya side Kariobangi Sharks and Cameroon champions Coton Sport, the former management member of the Reds is positive ahead of the encounter with Al Hilal.

"When we were going to Kenya and Cameroon, I said we will bring points back home and we had points from those games. Kotoko is not a team that will just loss like that, this time around, we have a compact team"

"Kotoko is not a minor team in Africa, we all know the pedigree and the position of Kotoko in Africa, so I believe that we have a team that can take them on and with the direction of C.K Akonnor, I believe Kotoko are on course, and Akonnor wants to make name for himself and leave a legacy, and I believe we will bring a point back home, nothing scares Kotoko any more in Africa", he bragged.

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"I was much happy when the draw came and we avoid the north African teams because their weather is similar to that of Europe, So when the draw came and we were drawn in a group with Sudan and Zambia teams, I said to myself that, this time around, Kotoko will go far in this Competition because the weather is similar to that of ours".

The Reds have been pooled in group C alongside Zambian outfits Nkana FC, Zesco United and Sudan's Al Hilal.

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