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CAF CC: CK Akunnor Call On Players To Defend Well Against Zesco United

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
CAF CC: CK Akunnor Call On Players To Defend Well Against Zesco United
LISTEN FEB 11, 2019

Kotoko coach Charles Kwablan Akunor has called on his players to improve their defensive performance in their game against Zesco United on Wednesday.

The Ghana Premier League side will welcome the Zambian champions at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Wednesday in their second group game.

after losing their first game to Al Hilal in Sudan.

"I've discussed our defensive frailties with our defenders but it's not their sole duty to defend. When the opponent has the ball, the ability of players upfront to defend without the ball can be equally crucial to the team's resistance to conceding goals," he told Sikka Sports.

Coach Akunor is unsure if both will be available for selection on Wednesday.

"It's normal for new players to take time to adjust to new teams but the two players are adjusting well. I won't say if they would be available for selection against Zesco United though," he added.

Kotoko have signed two more players for the group stages of the competition.

Striker Zabo Teguy joins from Manzini Wanderers with Habib Mohammed joining from Ashantigold.

The Porcupine Warriors will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways after losing by a lone goal to Al Hilal in the first group game.