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14.09.2019 Football News

CAF Champions League: Ghana Assistant Coach Ibrahim Tanko Backs Kotoko To Beat Etoile du Sahel

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
CAF Champions League: Ghana Assistant Coach Ibrahim Tanko Backs Kotoko To Beat Etoile du Sahel

Coach Ibrahim Tanko has backed Asante Kotoko to beat Etoile du Sahel in the first leg of their CAF Champions League qualifying match at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.

The Ghana Premier League side beat Nigerian side, Kano Pillars in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League to set up a clash with last year’s quarter-finalists in the second round of qualifiers.

Kotoko came from a 3-2 deficit to progress 4-3 on aggregate after a 2-0 win in Kumasi.

The Red looking to beat the Tunisian’s to a place in the group stages of the competition for the first time since 2006 and the Black Stars assistant coach is confident the Porcupine Warriors can do it.

"We all know Etoile is very a good team but the current Kotoko team is doing well.

"The supporters are always behind the club.
"So I wish them the best of luck ahead of the clash and I am sure they will give Etoile a very good game in Ghana so they can have the advantage of going to the next game," he added.

The first leg of the qualifiers will be played on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium before travelling to Tunisia two weeks later.

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