Chelsea In Critical Assignment…As They Battle Coton Sport
5/12/2012 4:01:08 PM -
Berekum Chelsea face an uphill task in their Champions League return leg encounter against Coton Sport in Cameroun tomorrow. Kick-off is 2.30pm.
The Ghanaians failed to score when the Camerounians visited 13 days ago in Berekum.
But they are drawing inspiration from their previous win against Morocco champions Raja Casablanca to qualified for the next stage.
Of course, the $400,000 at stake as well as the qualification bonus promised them by management is added motivation for the Ghanaians to go the extra mile.
A 45-man contingent left the country at 7am this morning on a Star Bow Chartered flight to Cameroun for the 'unfinished' business.
Club president Emmanuel Kyeremeh is optimistic that they will beat their opponents.
To him, it was football, and just as they managed a barren score line in the first leg, he believed Chelsea were capable of making it to the next stage.
Striker Emmanuel Clottey also said, 'We are trusting God to have a good day. It is football and anything can happen. We can't say it is over until the final whistle; we can pull a surprise. it is a difficult assignment; but surmountable.'
Intelligent skipper Abdul Basit has returned to the fold and combining forces with charges like Jordan Opoku, Gladson Awako, Samuel Kyere, and with support from goalkeeper Ernest Sowah, Chelsea are capable of calling the Camerounians' bluff.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum