James Kwesi Appiah, coach of the Ghana blackstars National team has urged his former side Kumasi Asante kotoko to beat their opponent Kano pillars of Nigeria in a CAF Champions league tie.
The Porcupine Warriors will face Masu Gida in the preliminary first round, with the winners billed to face Hafia FC of Guinea or Tunisian Club Etoile du Sahel in the next stage.
August 10, will be the kick off of the first leg in Nigeria.
“For me, playing an away team you have no idea about is good sometimes,” James Kwesi Appiah exclaimed.
“They [Pillars] will be under pressure to perform and I am 100 per cent sure that [with determination], we can progress.
“The most important thing is our mentality which should not be focused too much on defending though we are playing away but rather on attacking and frustrating them.”
Kotoko won the Ghana Special Competition last season to qualify for the Champions League.They will be hoping to surpass their performance of their last appearance in the Champions League when they suffered a defeat against club MC El Euma of Algeria in 2015.They also managed to compete in Confederation cup ,last season where they managed to get to the Group Stage.
Last season, the Porcupines competed in the Confederation Cup, where they reached the Group Stage.