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Sports News of Sunday, 15 September 2019

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LIVE UPDATES: Asante Kotoko vs Etoile du Sahel – CAF CL

Asante Kotoko host their Tunisian opponents Etoile du Sahel in the CAF Champions League final preliminary stage first leg encounter at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi today at 3:00 pm.

The Porcupine Warriors have a tough task this afternoon after beating Nigerian side Kano Pillars 4-3 to reach this stage. The Reds will have to go past the Tunisian top-flight club if they are to make a big impact in this year's tournament.

Etoile who are the 2007 champions secured their progress following their 8-3 aggregate victory over Hafia Conakry.

Coach Zachariaseen’s men have been in good form competitively ahead of the fixture, winning three of their last five matches (W3 D1 L1).

The Porcupine Warriors were unable to have their final test for this match as their competitive cup game against Accra Hearts of Oak was postponed. The team, however, lost a similar cup game to Ashantigold on penalties two weeks ago.

Etoile on the other hand have not had a good campaign this year, managing only one victory, losing three and drawing once in their last five games.

Fawzi Benzarti’s men were recently knocked out of the Tunisian Cup by CS Sfaxien on penalties (5-4) and also lost 2-1 to Shabab Al Ordon in an Arabian Club Champions Cup tie.

However, the team’s only win this season came in their stunning win over Hafia in the CAF Champions League overturning a 2-1 lose to win 7-1 at home

The Fabulous fans of Kotoko are expected to throng the Baba Yara stadium in their numbers to frustrate their opponents and also to cheer their darling club on.



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