Asante Kotoko head coach, Seydou Zerbo will miss the club’s away trip to Samreboi later today.
The Porcupines Warriors will be hosted by Premier League debutants FC Samartex in the matchday 22 games at Nsenkyire Park.
However, Zerbo is unavailable for the game after his trip back to his homeland, Burkina Faso for his son’s burial.
The 59-year-old had his 10-year-old Mamadou lose his life due to complications after heart surgery.
The club granted Seydou Zerbo a two-week off duty to supervise his son’s burial and cool off his head after returning to the touchline and is expected to return to his duties at the club next week.
In his absence, assistant coach Orlando Wellington who has been training with the side since the departure of Zerbo last week will be in charge on Saturday against Samartex.
Asante Kotoko will aim for a win over the Timber Boys to move them further up the league log.
The game has been scheduled to kick off at 15:00GMT.