Sports News of Sunday, 17 March 2019
Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our Live Updates of the crucial CAF Confederation Cup final group C game between Asante Kotoko and Zambia side ZESCO United.
Asante Kotoko have their work cut out for them if they intend to progress to the quarter-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Porcupine Warriors will have to win their final group game against ZESCO United this afternoon in Zambia to seal qualification after blowing up the chance to do so in their penultimate game against Al Hilal in Kumasi last Sunday.
The Porcupine Warriors would have qualified from the group if they had beaten Al Hilal in last Sunday’s game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Instead, the Sudanese club held the Porcupine Warriors to a pulsating 1-1 draw.
Asante Kotoko now have to beat ZESCO United in their final group game to secure qualification.
Assistant head coach of the team Akakpo Patron is very optimistic his side will come out victorious against ZESCO United, “We will take the scoreline in good faith. Our destiny is now in our own hands so we must motivate the guys before going to Zambia to secure a win there”, he told Happy FM.
“Zesco United can’t qualify so we must go there and beat them to qualify. It is a must win for us and we will win. Beating them is possible”, he added.
Deputy captain of the team Felix Annan believes a miracle could happen in their final game against ZESCO United and he is urging the supporters not to give up.
“Disappointed but not down! Not the results we wanted! Difficult game Hilal gave us! The hope is still alive! It’s not over until it’s over, fans were massive again”, he indicated on his twitter handle.
Game kicks off at 4pm GMT.