Former Asante Kotoko star, Eric Bekoe says a player needs to be well prepared, ready and ripe before he can enjoy success at Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

Bekoe made these comments on Class FM, an Accra based radio station when speaking about player readiness and the quality a player should possess before he can play for Kotoko after the club’s elimination in the CAF Confederations Cup.

He compared how difficult it was for a player to wear the red jersey during his time to present day.

This is the time you need to know players who are ready to play Kotoko and players whom you think are not there yet playing for Kotoko”.

He added that ” I quite remember before I had the chance to play for Kotoko, I tried so many times but they told me I am not yet there so I should keep pushing. Until the time I got the opportunity I was well prepared and very ready and before you play Kotoko you need to be already ripe’’.

Kotoko couldn’t progress to the quarter finals of the CAF Confederations Cup after a last day 2-1 defeat to Zesco United making Al-Hilal Omdurman and Nkana FC advancing to the quarter finals.

Kotoko lost three away matches, won two home games and drew the other home game with Al-Hilal Omdurman.