Etoile du Sahel can’t beat Kotoko in Kumasi: CK Akonnor

Former Asante Kotoko coach CK Akonnor has said that Etoile du Sahel can't be beat the Porcupine Warriors at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.

CK Akonnor

Asante Kotoko will take on Etoile du Sahel on Sunday in the first leg of their CAF Champions League second round at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

CK Akonnor who guided Asante Kotoko to the CAF Confederation Cup Group stage last season believes the Baba Yara Sports Stadium is now a fortress for the Kumasi giants, so Etoile will fall there on Sunday.

“This is the champions league, it’s a different level but I have seen the progress of Asante Kotoko and I think once things are done properly they will win”.


Akonnor added, “In Kumasi, the opponent have nothing to look for, they don’t have a chance in Kumasi, they will lose”.

“For me, I’m certain the opponent will not win in Kumasi, it’s impossible but the fact that they will not win means Kotoko has to win convincingly, the gaffer stressed.

He further implored Kotoko to win by a huge goal margin to ensure that they won’t be in trouble when things don’t go as planned when they travel to Morocco for the reverse fixture.

“Kotoko have to win convincingly because they will go for the away match, which will be very difficult to come away with the all-important win so they have to do the job in Kumasi on Sunday.

“These people have a strategy, they don’t just come and play, they play with a plan, they have a way of playing away games”, the former Ashanti Gold coach shared.


The high profile match will be played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Kick-off is at 15:00GMT.

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