Chief Executive Officer (CEO), George Amoako is confident Asante Kotoko can overturn the deficit against Kano Pillars in the second leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round.
The Porcupine Warriors succumbed to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Masu Gida at Sani Abacha Stadium on Saturday.
However, George Amoako told Kotoko Express App that, the club would do everything possible to throw Kano Pillars out of the competition when the second leg is played in Kumasi on August 25.
“It is a very good score line,” said the CEO, who led the Kotoko delegation to the Northern Nigerian state. “Playing in Kano, scoring two away goals and losing 3-2, puts us in a pole position to qualify, but we don’t need to be complacent” he cautioned.
“[We] certainly wouldn’t be because they are a good side, very aggressive, very strong and we need to work at it to get the results. I am talking about qualification. We would do everything possible to ensure just that. With this score line away; difference one with two away goals, qualification is more likely” he assured.
“We have to be able to swim with it. We are fully aware that situations like this could cause some complacency, but the assurance is that, we wouldn’t give that any chance. We are focused and going to treat the second leg like the score was goalless” he stressed.