CAF Confederation Cup: Former Kotoko striker Ahmed Toure backs club to beat Ivorian side San Pedro in first leg

Published on: 10 October 2019

Former Asante Kotoko forward Ahmed Toure has backed the Porcupine Warriors to defeat Ivorian side San Pedro by a huge margin at home in the first leg of the Caf Confederation Cup final playoffs.

The 32-year-old, who presently plies his trade for Congolese side AS Vita Club, says the Reds will need to score three or four goals at the Baba Yara Stadium to stand a chance of reaching the group stage of the competition.

"Yesterday I heard the draw and I was happy because Kotoko have advantage over San Pedro. The have made lots of change s to their team, most of their players left after last season but now football is not about advantage".

"Kotoko have to score more goals in Ghana, at least 3-0, 4-0 will make Kotoko free going into the second leg in Abidjan. Kotoko will have to take more advantage of the the first leg at home", he told Kumasi-based Fox FM in an interview.

”They’ve made lots of recruitment this season, they have bought most of the experience teams in the Ivorian league and they are good.

”Kotoko players must know that San Pedro is a team that plays like an academy side, they like to play good football,” he concluded.

Asante Kotoko dropped to the Confederation Cup after being knocked out of the Caf Champions League by Tunisian giants Etiole du Sahel.