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Sports News of Monday, 10 December 2018


CAF Confederation Cup: Asante Kotoko to enplane for Kenya on Tuesday

Kotoko gained a walkover in the first round of the competition Kotoko gained a walkover in the first round of the competition

Accra representative of Asante Kotoko Nana Kwame Dankwa has dispelled reports that his outfit will leave for Kenya on Tuesday for their CAF Confederation Cup clash against Kariobangi Sharks.

The Porcupine Warriors, who are Ghana's sole representative in the CAF Confederation Cup, were expected to travel to Kenya on Wednesday, December 13, for the first leg of the competition against Kariobangi Sharks, which would be played between 14th-16th December and the second leg scheduled for the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, a week later.

However, the club's Accra rep has refuted the claims and confirmed that they will rather enplane to the East African country on Tuesday.

"Management of Asante Kotoko has uttered their traveling plans from Wednesday to Tuesday," Nana Kwame told Oyerepa FM.

"The team will leave on Tuesday and transit at Ethiopia, will leave Ethiopia on Wednesday for Kenya."

Kotoko gained a walkover in the first round of the competition following their Cameroonian opponent's inability to reach deadline for certain requirements by CAF.

Meanwhile, Coach Charles Akunnor has named an 18-member squad for the game against Kenyan side.

The team includes prolific forward Songne Yacouba, former CAF Champions league winner Daniel Nii Adjei and Black Stars Goalkeeper Felix Annan.

Below is a full list of the squad:

Goalkeepers: Felix Annan, Muntari Tagoe

Defenders: Amos Frimpong(captain), Augustine Sefa, Abass Mohammed, Wahab Adams, Ismali Abdul Ganiu, Agyemang Badu.

Midfielders: Jordan Opoku, Umar Bashiru, Daniel Nii Adjei, Richard Senanu, Kwame Bonsu Conte.

Forwards: Maxwell Baako, Sogne Yacouba, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Martin Antwi, Naby Keita