Posted On Friday, 5th April 2013
Kotoko coach Mas-ud Draman insists he’s not reeling under the weight of expectations ahead of Sunday’s CAF Chaampions League reverse tie against JSM Bejaia.
The Porcupine Warriors are hot-favourites to advance past their opponent after earning a priceless goalless draw in Bejaia two weeks ago.
Kotoko have not gone past any Algerian side in any of Africa’s inter-club competition and that has placed enormous burden on the shoulders of the trainer and his troops to make history.
But the former Ghana Under-17 national female team coach insists he’s not feeling any pressure ahead of the big showdown.
“Why do you always talk about pressure? Life itself is about pressure,” Draman said
“We are not under any pressure. We are going to play the Algerians. I have always been myself. There is no pressure on me or the team.
Kotoko thrashed second-tier side Agbozome Weavers 4-1 in the Ghana MTN FA Cup delayed round of 32 on Wednesday and Draman believes the victory has set-up a perfect tone for a resounding victory.
“It was a very good game. Everything went well and we are happy about that. We are going to face JSM Bejaia just like we did in Algeria and we are sure of eliminating them”.
The Ghanaian champions have been boosted with the return of their influential midfielder Michael Anaba.