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CAFCC: South African officials to handle Kotoko vs San Pedro tie

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has tasked South African referees with the duty of overseeing the CAF Confederation Cup playoff between Asante Kotoko and San Pedro at the Baba Yara Stadium.

 

Ghana Premier League giant Kotoko is expected to engage its counterpart from Cote d’Ivoire in a two-legged encounter to fight for qualification to the group phase of the Confederations Cup.

South African referee Eugene Nkosinathi has been charged to officiate the first leg which comes off on Sunday, October 27 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Eugene Nkosinathi will be assisted by compatriots Athenkosi Ndongeni and Elphas Sitole as line one and two respectively.

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Winners of this playoff after two legs will automatically progress to the group stage of the 2019/20 CAF Confederation Cup.

Asante Kotoko are the only Ghanaian club representing in the CAF Confederation Cup after they dropped from the Champions League after they were beaten on aggregate by Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel.

Meanwhile, the Porcupines defence has been depleted by the news of the injury suffered by Wahab Adams.

Further, the club have terminated the contract of goalkeeper Muntari Tagoe after just a year at the club.

Muntari Tagoe joined the club in October 2018 on a three-year deal as a back-up to the first-choice goalkeeper, Felix Annan.

The well-built goalkeeper leaves the club after making three appearances in the union that lasted for a year.

Muntari Tagoe becomes the third player to be released by the club after Micheal Yeboah and Prince Aqcuah.

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