ACCRA, (Xinhua) --
Ghana’s Asante Kotoko Soccer Club left Accra on
Tuesday for Ethiopia to prepare for their Confederation of
African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup match against Kenya’s
The team of 18
players will stay in Ethiopia for one day before flying to Kenya
for the fist leg of the first round qualifying tie at the
Kasarani stadium on Saturday.
Ahead of the
encounter, Asante Kotoko’s chief executive officer George Amoako
said his side has what it takes to defeat the Sharks.
“We are fully
prepared,” Amoako told the local media. “Per the last two
matches of Kariobangi Sharks I watched, they are doing well but
it is not too much of a task for us. We are well prepared to
“There is no
pressure on Kotoko or whatsoever; we know what we are doing,” he
During the team’s
final preparations for the continental game, Asante Kotoko
defeated Ghana’s U-23 team 3-0 in Accra last Sunday.
The second leg of
the qualifier will be played in Kumasi on Dec. 22.
Asante Kotoko is the
only club from Ghana taking part in the 2019 CAF inter-club