Former Kotoko right back, Harrison Afful has expressed disappointment over failure by the Porcupine Warriors to qualify to the next stage of the CAF Champions League.
Kokoko would have booked an appointment with Esperance had they beaten JSM Bejaia on Sunday and Afful was feverishly looking ahead to that clash.
But a disappointing 1-1 drawn game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium meant the Algerian side JSM Bejaia would qualify on the away goals rule following a goalless drawn game in Algeria a fortnight ago.
Bejaia would now face a daunting task in their next assignment against Esperance which will be the final round of qualifier.
Esperance have two Ghanaians currently in their fold, defender Harrison Afful and striker Emmanuel Clottey.
Harrison Afful, a former Kumasi Asante player told JOY Sports in an interview “I am very disappointed that Kotoko did not win so I get to play against them, but life must go on, that is not the end of the world.
“I really wanted to meet my former club Asante Kotoko but it didn’t happen. They should just keep their heads together and keep on with the hard work. The chance will still come again.”
Kotoko drew goalless in Algeria and relinquished their home advantage, allowing JSM Bejaia to come from a goal down to clinch the all important 1-1 draw, progressing by the away goals rule.