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Sports News of Saturday, 24 August 2019


My team will attack Kotoko on Sunday – Kano Pillars coach Musa Ibrahim

Head coach for Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Musa Head coach for Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Musa

Head coach for Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Musa has emphasized that his team will play attacking football when they play as guests to Kumasi Asante Kotoko on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

The Nigerian club holds an advantage from the first leg when they beat their Ghanaian opponent 3-2 at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

Now heading into the second leg, both teams are determined to get the needed result that will see them qualify to the next round of the competition. Nicknamed the Porcupine Warriors, Kotoko is trailing on aggregate and needs to win without conceding to be on the safer said.

Speaking to SCORENigeria ahead of the crucial game, Coach Ibrahim Musa is adamant on playing attacking football in order not to invite any sort of pressure on his team.

“We will attack because I am a coach who favours attacking football”.

“You invite a lot of pressure on your goal if you resort to playing defensive and so we will take the game to Kotoko”, the gaffer said.

He added that the Ghana Premier League giants were lucky to have scored two goals when they visited Kano a couple of weeks ago.

“They were only lucky to score two goals against us in the first game, but we are working on dealing with set pieces, which led to both goals,” he said.

The Nigerian club is expected to have Rahaqqu Adam who scored but got injured in the first leg available for the tomorrow’s fixture. They will, however, miss the services of experienced striker Gambo Mohammed.

The match is set to kick off at 15:00GMT at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium tomorrow.