Sports News of Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Former Asante Kotoko forward Ahmed Toure is pessimistic about the chances of his former employers ahead of the return leg in the CAF Confederations Cup against CARA Club despite holding a 1-0 advantage into the game.
Toure, who now plies his trade in Ivory Coast with Asec Mimossa believes it will be difficult for the Porcupine Warriors to advance to the next phase of the competition insisting the monetary incentives for Ghanaian clubs is very low to inspire good performance.
“The lowest side in ivory coast example like king faisal in Ghana is able to pay more than GHC 2,000 to 3,000 as monthly salary,” he told Crucial Summer on Flood lights Sports.
“Even me at Asec mimosa takes home GHC 1,2000 (120million old CEDI’s) as monthly salary. My winning bonus alone is GHC 3,000.”
“It will be very difficult for Asante kotoko to qualify for the next stage of the competition but I pray they achieve it by qualifying,” he concluded.
Toure was close to rejoining Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the transfer window but opted to leave the country for Ivory Coast.