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Sports News of Friday, 27 September 2019


CAF CL : Kotoko not playing for a draw away to Etoile du Sahel

Asante Kotoko boss Kjetil Zachariassen Asante Kotoko boss Kjetil Zachariassen

Asante Kotoko boss Kjetil Zachariassen has reiterated their plans to face Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel boot for boot in their Caf Champions League clash on Sunday.

The Ghanaians are set to take on The Star in a first-round second-leg decider away in Sousse, having recorded a 2-0 triumph in the first leg at home.

The score advantage and the North African teams' notorious ruthlessness at home has led many to suggest a defensive approach for Kotoko in Sunday's tie.

“We are going into the play-offs clash against Etoile to win," Zachariassen said, as reported by Dailymailgh.

"[We're not going] to play for a draw because it's an away game. Our aim is to train hard as professionals and go into every match to win.

"Sunday’s game is not an exception because we believe in ourselves and what we can achieve as a team."

Kotoko's win in the first leg was just their first victory over 2007 African champions Etoile in five meetings.

In their last home game, Etoile hammered Hafia FC of Guinea 7-1 following a 2-1 away loss in the first leg of that round.