Kotoko will be ready for Confederation Cup
Coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor is confident that Asante Kotoko would be ready when the 2018/19 Confederation Cup begins later this month.
The coach, who is in a training camp with his charges at Essipong, tells asantekotokosc.com he hopes to tighten every loosed end of the side before the first preliminary round match in Kumasi on November 28, 2018.
Kotoko beat division-two side Unicorn FC 2-0 in a training match at the Essipong Stadium on Sunday in a game that both sides paraded different sets for each half.
The first half ended in a barren draw before Martin Antwi and Jordan Opoku won the game for the Porcupine Warriors in the second.
The friendly is the first for the side at the training camp, and it comes ahead of a clash against Premier League giants, Medeama FC, at the Essipong Stadium on Wednesday and an international friendly against Togo’s Championnat National leaders, Gomido FC.
“It was very good that we played this game, ” said Akonnor. “Its clear for me as a coach and the players that the second game was a little bit better.”
“We should be ready (ready). At least from what we have seen today, we should have 20 to 30 percent more against Medeama and then improve more again on Sunday against the Togolese club”.
“We need to improve in certain areas of the game. I am very hopeful that Wednesday we would be able to improve and see the way forward in next Sunday’s friendly against the Togolese team before the (Confederation Cup) match itself.”
“We have had time to discuss the way forward; how to play with the ball, how to play without the ball and how to move.