Asante Kotoko must negotiate for victory against Karela United without influential midfielders Mudasiru Salifu and Richmond Lamptey.
The Porcupine Warriors will face the ‘Pride of the West’ in matchday 5 of the Ghana Premier League at the Anyinase Camp Park on Sunday.
Ahead of the clash, the two-time African Champions has been dealt a massive blow with the absence of midfield duo of Mudasiru Salifu and Richmond Lamptey.
Salifu has yellow card accumulation and will miss the club’s crucial game against Karela United.
Meanwhile, Nii Lamptey suffered an injury in the same game and was replaced with Cameroonian import Georges Mfegue Rodrigue.
The extent of the injury remains unknown but the former WAFA SC and Inter Allies star won't be able to feature for the Porcupine Warriors against Karela.
The two players have contributed immensely for Kotoko so far in the season.
Kotoko have won all four matches this campaign which sees them sitting comfortably at the top of the league standings.
Salifu has one goal and an assist in four appearances whereas Nii Lamptey has netted once in four matches for the Ghanaian giants.