Charles Kwablan Akonnor was furious with Asante Kotoko's performance against Al Hilal and has demanded a quick response when they play host to Zesco United on Wednesday, February 13 at 4:00 PM Kick off.
The Porcupine Warriors head into the game with a lot of optimism as they face Zesco in the match-day two of the 2018-19 Total CAF Confederation Cup.
Asante Kotoko have enjoyed a series of consistent performance for the first time in a decade in a continental championship having gone past two rounds in the competition already before their loss against the Sudanese heavyweights Al Hilal.
The visitors' coach George Lwandamina is full of confidence ahead of the fixture and has promised to maintain their 100% record in Kumasi on Wednesday.
However, they face a huge task as Asante Kotoko are poised to make amends following their inability to claims points in Sudan last weekend in the match-day one of the group stages.
Obviously, Wednesday's fixture could be of two halves as Kotoko will likely sit deep in the first half and try to sustain the attacks of Zesco United before they open up for priceless goals after the break.
Asante Kotoko squad:
New Japanese acquisition Kosuke Nakamachi will, however, play no part against Kotoko.
Goalkeepers: Jacob Banda, Dieudonne Ntibahezwa
Defenders: Shemmy Mayembe, Simon Silwimba, Clement Mwape, David Owino, Mwila Phiri, Marcel Kalonda
Midfielders: Kondwani Mtonga, Anthony Akumu, Misheck Chaila, Enock Sabumukama, John Chingandu
Forwards: Quadri Kola, Lazarus Kambole, Maybin Kalengo, Rahim Osumanu, Jesse Were
Asante Kotoko vs Zesco United Head-to-Head
- Asante Kotoko have won 5 of their last 6 home matches (CAF Confederation Cup).
- Asante Kotoko have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches (CAF Confederation Cup).
- Zesco United have scored at least 1 goal in 4 of their last 6 away matches (all competitions).
The game will be shown live on TV on GBC (GTV Sports+) in Ghana.