2018 CAF CONFED CUP: Aduana Stars Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi optimistic ahead of AS Vita game

Published on: 18 July 2018

Aduana Stars coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi believes his side will beat Congolese giants AS Vita in their CAF Confederations Cup match.

The Ghanaian champions are languishing at the bottom of the table in Group A with only one point after two round of matches.

The Ogya lads lost to Ivorian giants Asec Mimosa in the opener and drew with Raja Casablanca at the Nana Agyemang Badu II Park.

The Japanese trainer will be leading the Dormaa based side for the first time in a competitive game and will look to start on a good note but his side must win to enhance their slim chances of qualifying to the quarter-finals.

Yatsuhashi, 49, is buoyant about the team chances of reaching the next phase of the competition.

"We have high-quality players."

"We have worked very hard this past week so I'm sure that our team will play well."

"We will all do our best to win this match."

"We all know this our opponents is a very strong side so it is going to be a good match," he said in a pre-match conference.

The experienced gaffer expressed his happiness as he boasts of a healthy squad ahead of the encounter.

"I will say we have no injuries."

"I think we are in a very good situation and if we had any injury in the game we have good players on the bench," he added.

A win for Aduana Stars will see them go on the same points with the Congolese side and will increase their chances of reaching the next stage of the CAF Confederations Cup.

By: Joseph Agbobli