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Sports News of Friday, 1 March 2019


CAF Confed Cup: Five Kotoko players to watch against Nkana FC

Yacouba scored a stunning freekick against Nkana in the first leg

Songne Yacouba: Eyes would be on the Burkinabe for more goals after opening his account of the campaign against Nkana days ago. In a match as crucial as Sunday’s, Songne would have the opportunity to win more love from local fans in Kumasi.

Felix Annan: After an awesome performance against Zesco United on matchday two, Annan couldn’t keep a clean sheet in Zambia, where he conceded three goals. He has promised to redeem himself in the return leg. We shall see!

Abass Mohammed: He is one of the left-backs that could replace suspended Amos Frimpong, who is also the captain of Kotoko. Abass has some experience in African football and could help out. However, coach Akonnor could ignore him for Daniel Darkwah who is also good at that position.

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu: He is one of the two central defenders who are currently being blamed for the team’s porosity at the back, which manifested once more during their 3-1 defeat to Nkana last week. He has probably the last chance to right his wrongs before the Porcupine Warriors’ supporters.

Ismail Abdul Ganiyu: He is the other central defender whom people are frowning at following the team’s unending flop in defence. He and Badu would bear the pressure of keeping the backline tight all through the game on Sunday.