Kotoko coach, Charles Kwablan Akunor has called on his players to improve their defensive work against Zesco United in their second group game in the CAF Confederations Cup campaign.
The reigning MTN FA Cup champions will host the Zambian champions at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Wednesday.
"I've discussed our defensive frailties with our defenders but it's not their sole duty to defend. When the opponent has the ball, the ability of players upfront to defend without the ball can be equally crucial to the team's resistance to conceding goals," he told Sikka Sports.
Kotoko have signed two more players for the group stages of the competition.
Striker Zabo Teguy joins from Manzini Wanderers with Habib Mohammed joining from Ashantigold.
Coach Akunor is unsure if both will be available for selection on Wednesday.
"It's normal for new players to take time to adjust to new teams but the two players are adjusting well. I won't say if they would be available for selection against Zesco United though," he added.
The match is scheduled to kick off at 16:00GMT.