Asante Kotoko head coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has hailed his side’s defensive work after their 3-0 demolition of Nkana FC in CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.
The Porcupine Warriors sealed the comfortable win glory by three first-half goals by Fatawu Shafiu, Emmanuel Gyamfi, and Martin Antwi to move up to second in the Cup Group C table, a point behind Al Hilal.
The pre-match interview was dominated by how vulnerable Kotoko had been defensively, conceding in all three games they had played in the group.
This forced C.K. Akonnor to make changes to his starting line up with Wahab Adams picked ahead of Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu in the central defence and Martin Antwi taking the place of Maxwell Baakoh on the left wing.
“We are trying our best. Today we have won 3-0 and it’s important that we did so without conceding a goal,” Akonnor said after the match.
“I wasn’t worried about how we would possess the ball, but about how we would defend. I was worried we were going to change the setup, but the new players came in and did a marvelous job.”
Kotoko will face Al Hilal on Sunday, March 10 as their next home game.
By : Bright Afavi Selase