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CK Akonnor optimistic ahead of CAF CC campaign

By Haruna Mubarak
CK Akonnor
CK Akonnor optimistic ahead of CAF CC campaign

Asante Kotoko head coach CK Akonnor is certain of leading his outfit to a positive campaign in the CAF Confederation Cup next year.

The Porcupine Warriors are under extreme pressure to give a very good account of themselves in the competition following their poor performance of late as they have been eliminated in the first round of their last two campaigns.

CK Akonnor admitted the difficultness of the competition, describing it as "very challenging and tough” but added that the outfit have prepared for the task ahead.

“Going to Africa as a new coach who is assembling new players is very challenging. It is really tough, but that is what we are there for." said the coach.

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The assignment is not about me as a coach or the players, but about that club which is well known in Africa and beyond,”. The team is there for our numerous fans and I know that they will offer us all the support we need to enable us to excel and make them proud. CK Akonnor told Graphic Sports.

He went on to confirm the two friendly matches the Kumasi-based club have arranged to test the readiness of the playing-body.

"As part of our preparations, we will engage two teams in international friendly matches to test the combat readiness of our players."

"Kotoko will first play a top team in Togo and we are also in line to play ASEC of Cote d’Ivoire to put the players in good shape before storming Africa." He explained.

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