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Sports News of Sunday, 17 February 2019


Kotoko revealed as third best passers in Confederation Cup

Asante Kotoko are the third best passing team among the sixteen participating clubs in the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup, statistics by the club’s performance analyses desk have revealed.

The scientifically collated data, which also includes those of the fifteen clubs in the competition as gathered in all the games played thus far this campaign, reveals that Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s side has made 875 complete passes in the competition.

The Porcupines are behind Morocco’s Raja Casablanca, who have 925, and Egypt’s Zamalek, who top the ranking of the club with the most complete passes with 977 accurate exchanges of the ball.

Algerian club NA Hussein are fourth with 855 passes, ten more than fifth place Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, who boast of 845 complete passes.

Gor Mahia of Kenya are sixth with 815 passes, followed by Angola’s Petro Luanda, who have mastered 797 passes and above Asante Kotoko’s Group C opponent, Zesco United, who have 769 passes.

Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers are ninth with 730 passes and followed by Nkana FC, who play the Porcupines in a match day-three clash at the Nkana Stadium in Kitwe next Saturday.

The result makes Charles Kwablan Akonnor's Porcupines the third team with the most dominant force, a relevant quality any club can have in a competition like the Confederation Cup.