Don Bortey urges Kotoko to sign Barnieh, Muntari for CAF Champions League campaign

Hearts of Oak legend Bernard Don Bortey has advised rivals Asante Kotoko to sign three players from the Phobians ahead of their campaign in the CAF Champions League.

Don Bortey urges Kotoko to sign Barnieh, Muntari for CAF Champions League campaign

The 39-year-old named Sulley Muntari, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Mohammed Alhassan as players that Prosper Narteh Ogun should add to his squad.

Kotoko sealed their place in Africa after winning the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League with three matches to spare.

The Porcupine Warriors sealed their 25th topflight crown last week when they drew 1-1 with regional rivals Ashanti Gold in Obuasi.

The Kumasi-based side, however, had their crowning moment in front of their home fans following a 3-0 thrashing of Elmina Sharks.

Prior to the game, the Sharks gave Kotoko a guard of honour as the players walked onto the pitch for Sunday’s league fixture.

Prosper Narteh Ogun’s side, though, showed no mercy as they outplayed and outclassed their opponents, with goals from Ibrahim Imoro and Georges Mfegue (double) capping off a perfect night at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Now turning their focus to next season’s CAF Champions League, Don Bortey believes signing Barnieh, Muntari and Alhassan will put Kotoko in a good position to go far in the competition.

"I've told them to augment the squad because the competition is tough. So just like they signed (Frank Etouga) Mbella and (George) Mfegue, they should sign a couple of them,” he told Angel FM, as quoted by Ghanaweb.

“It doesn't matter where they will get them from but if they have money they need to sign them… It will be difficult but I will mention players from Hearts of Oak, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Mohammed Alhassan. If they would get Sulley (Muntari), they should sign him too."

Don Bortey started his career with Ghapoha Readers, before crossing carpets to Hearts of Oak, where he became a cult hero.

He won four Ghana Premier League titles with the Phobians, as well as the CAF Super Cup and CAF Confederations Cup.

He was also joint top-scorer in the league in 2003 after netting 18 goals, while he also had notable stints with Al Wasl and Ange IF.

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