Head coach of Asante Kotoko SC Seydou Zerbo has handed a fearsome-looking attacking side for the club’s CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg tie in Cotonou – Benin against Burkinabe side RC Kadiogo this evening.
The Porcupines would want to record a win over the Burkinabe champions to boost their confidence ahead of the return leg next week in Kumasi.
Several key players are out of the game. Yet Zerbo does have capable men to get the job done. Justice Blay, Franck Mbella, Amankona, Sheriff Mohammed, etc players could not make the squad for this game.
Seven players have been handed debuts in African Club-competition matches.
Danlad Ibrahim is starting in goal with Christopher Nettey and youngster John Tedeku flanking him. Yusif Mubarik in the heart of defense will partner debutant Sheriff Mohammed
In midfield, captain Richard Boadu in the middle of the pitch together with Enoch Morrison and Richmond Lamptey.
The attack will see Isaac Oppong and Georgs Mfegue operating from the flanks with Steven Mukwala leading the lines for the Porcupines.–
Below is Kotoko’s lineup:
Danlad Ibrahim, Christopher Nettey, John Tedeku, Yusif Mubarik, Sherif Mohammed, Richard Boadu ©, Enoch Morrison, Isaac Oppong, Richmond Lamptey, George Mfegue, Steven Mukwala
The game will be played at GENERAL KEREKOU STADIUM- COTONOU at 4:00 local time.