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Sports News of Monday, 31 December 2018

Source: Ghanaguardian.com

Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan confident of eliminating Coton Sports in CAF CC play-offs

Asante Kotoko shot-stopper Felix Annan is optimistic of his side's chances in their play-offs clash in the CAF Confederations Cup against Cameroonian giants Coton Sports FC de Garoua.

The Porcupine Warriors were paired against the Cameroonian champions in the draw held in Cairo last Friday.

Coton Sports dropped from the CAF Champions League following a two-legged aggregate defeat to Egyptian side Al Ismaily with Kotoko reaching this stage after eliminating Kenyan side Kariobangi Sharks.

“We are aiming very high in the competition”, Annan told Asantekotokosc.com. “We know that the competition will get tougher as we progress. We don’t expect the second qualifying round games to be of the same quality as the playoffs.”

“We will prepare very well for Coton Sport because we knew already that the teams from the Champions League have high pedigrees than the one we met earlier," he added.

"We knew from the very day we eliminated Kariobangi Sharks that we needed to keep improving so to overcome our opponent in the playoff. We are very much aware of where we are and what we need to do to survive the round.”

The record Ghanaian champions will travel to Cameroon for the first leg on the weekend of January 11th to 13.

Kotoko will host Conton Sport in the second leg in Kumasi a week later.