On Wednesday, Asante Kotoko will welcome Zambia’s Zesco United to the Baba Yara Stadium for their second group game of the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup.
The Porcupine Warriors didn’t get their campaign off to a flyer as they were beaten 1-0 in Sudan by Al Hilal Omdurman. Which means tomorrow’s game is a must-win and anything short of victory will harm Kotoko’s chances of qualifying to the knockout stages.
However, CK Akonnor’s men must tread cautiously as their opponents will surely offer a stern test, taking into consideration their recent performances. The Zambians are in superb form, churning out impressive statistics.
Zesco’s last visit to Ghana saw them crash out of the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-0 defeat to Medeama in Sekondi.
But they have improved tremendously in recent years. Since 2016, the Zegalacticos have not tasted defeat in West Africa.
They have played five matches – two against Ivorian giants Asec Mimosas, Stade Malien of Mali, Niger’s AS SONIDEP and Nigerian giants Enugu Rangers.
1-3 vs. Stade Malien – CAF CL
1-1 vs. ASEC Mimosas – CAF CL
1-2 vs. ASEC Mimosas – CAF CL
1-2 vs. AS SONIDEP – CAF CL
2-2 vs. Enugu Rangers – CAF CC
Wins – 3
Draws – 2
Goals for – 10
Goals Against – 6
Also, another stat that should be a worry for Kotoko is that Zesco are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions this season.
3-1 vs. Kaizer Chiefs – CAF CC
1-2 vs. Kaizer Chiefs – CAF CC
0-1 vs. Green Buffaloes – Zambian league
2-0 vs. Nkana FC – CAF CC
2-0 vs. Nakambala Leopards – Zambian league
Goals for – 10
Goals Against – 2
With the numbers highlighted above, Zesco will fancy their chances but Kotoko must make the most of playing in front of an expected packed stadium.
The match will kickoff at 4 pm.
On Wednesday, February 13th 2019, Our darling club Kumasi Asante Kotoko would be logging horns with Zesco United from Zambia in the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium at exactly 4pm. KuYA would like to wish Africa’s club of the Century, Kumasi Asante Kotoko the very best of luck in the upcoming crucial CAF Confederations cup encounter with Zesco United.
It is our humble prayer that, the Almighty God will grant us landslide victory and it will also be an impressive display from our affable and competent players. We are confident that, our darling team will put smiles and laughter on the faces of our dear people; Asanteman, Kotoko fanatics and Ghana at large.
KuYA is pleading with the teeming youth of Kumasi, football loving fans and supporters of our great Club to troop to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in their utmost numbers then cheer, encourage and support our Club to victory.
We would like to plead with all Spectators/Supporters who would be at the stadium to remain resolute in supporting our team even if the match is going to our favor or not.
Finally, KuYA would plead with Management to work assiduously in order to avoid Spectators/Supporters being stranded at the gate because of tickets to enter the stadium.
May God bless Kumasi Asante Kotoko, May God bless us All.
KuYA! MAKING KUMASI GREAT AGAIN!!!