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Sports News of Sunday, 20 January 2019


LIVE UPDATES: Kotoko vs Coton Sport

Hello, good day and welcome to our coverage of the crunch CAF Confederation Cup final play-off between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Cameroonian side Coton Sport.

This is the second leg of the final playoff and Kotoko go into the game with a healthy advantage after beating Coton Sport 3-2 in the first leg played in Cameroon a week ago.

The expectation is high among the Kotoko faithful as the club have not gone past two rounds in the competition for the first time in the last decade, and last Sunday’s victory has put them even closer to the group phase of Africa’s second-tier club competition.

Despite the euphoria building up in Kumasi ahead of this afternoon’s clash, Coach Charles Akonnor says his charges must stay focused and ensure victory tomorrow before they can celebrate as the Cameroonians will not go down without a fight.

The teeming fans will be expecting nothing short of a massive win, so any form of complacency on the part of the players and their technical handlers will spell doom for them in their own backyard and thwart their hopes of winning a continental trophy this year.

Indeed, the task before Coton Sport appears daunting as they are also hoping to make amends for their elimination from the CAF Champions League, with their head coach, Bertin Ebwelle Ndingue, reportedly vowing that his team will score more goals to prevent Kotoko from claiming the ticket to the next stage of the competition.

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Stay with us for all the updates.