Today, Sunday, September 18, 2022, Kumasi Asante Kotoko will play host to Burkinabe side RC Kadiogo at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the second leg of their preliminary round encounter in the ongoing CAF Champions League:
The first leg was played at the General Kerekou Stadium in Cotonou, where the Ghana Premier League winners won by a solitary goal thanks to a goal from teenager Isaac Oppong.
Kotoko hopes to return to the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2006.
Despite the team’s victory in the first leg, both head coach Seydou Zerbo and the team’s new captain, Richard Boadu, spoke to the press on Friday in Kumasi, warning of a difficult matchup.
“I know Kadiogo very well, their system of play is always to attack, however, we need to be focused throughout the ninety minutes,” coach Zerbo said.
“Sunday’s game is very important for all of us and we know it’s not going to be easy but we are ready for it.
“We all read about the history, however, this is our time to also make history and for us as players, our immediate target is to reach the group stage. The coach has been fantastic and he relates very well with us,” Captain Richmond Boadu said at the press conference.
Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko striker, Franck Etuoga Mbella having missed out in the first leg will miss the second leg as well.
The game has been scheduled to kick off at 3:00pm at the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
The winner of the two-legged tie will face the winner of the game between Gaborone United Sporting Club and AS Vita Club of DR Congo in the next round of the competition.
Kotoko last won the CAF Champions League in 1983 by beating Egyptian giants Al Ahly.
- Danlad Ibrahim – Goalkeeper
- Christopher Nettey
- John Tedeku
- Yusif Mubarik
- Sharif Mohammed
- Richard Boadu ©
- Enoch Morrison
- Isaac Oppong
- Richmond Lamptey
- George Mfegue
- Steven Mukwala
More importantly, if you missed out on the first match in Benin, watch the full 90mins action from below: