Former Asante Kotoko striker Ahmed Toure has reacted after the club was drawn against FC San Pedro in the final qualifying round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Burkinabé, who currently plays for the Conoglese club AS Vita believes the Porcupines start as favorites but cautioned the team to take their chances over both legs or risk an upset.
“Yesterday I heard the draw and I was happy because Kotoko have an advantage over San Pedro. They have made lots of changes to their team, most of their players left after last season but now football is not about advantage,” Toure told Kumasi-baseb Fox FM.
“Kotoko have to score more goals in Ghana, at least 3-0, 4-0 will make Kotoko free going into the second leg in Abidjan. Kotoko will have to take more advantage of the first leg at home”
“They’ve [San Pedro] made lots of recruitment this season, they have bought most of the experienced players in the Ivorian league and they are good”
“Kotoko players must know that San Pedro is a team that plays like an academy side, they like to play good football,” he ended.
The Ghana Premier League giants host the first leg in Kumasi on October 27 before travelling for the second fixture in Stade Auguste Denise San-Pedro.
The winners in the playoffs will progress to the group stages of the competition.
Kotoko dropped into the Confederation Cup after exiting the Champions League at the hands of Etoile du Sahel.