Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan has urged the fans not to be discouraged by the narrow win against CARA

Published on: 13 February 2018

First choice goalkeeper of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Felix Annan has urged fans o the club not to be discouraged by the slim win over CARA Brazzaville in the CAF Confederations Cup opener.

The Porcupine Warriors missed three penalties in a game that produced four, with Yakubu Mohammed scoring the winner for Kotoko.

Felix Annan was outstanding for the Reds and saved a penalty in the game to prevent the away side form getting a goal. The former WAFA shot stopper pointed out, it was a tough game for his side.

"It wasn't an easy moment. It was one on of the most difficult moments in the game. I'm proud of myself for saving the penalty. It would have been a different story had the ball scored," he told Ahortor FM.

Meanwhile, with a narrow 1-0 win in Kumasi, fans of the club are disappointed and do not believe Kotoko can go beyond the first round with the second leg coming up in Congo in a fortnight time.

"I never give up regardless the circumstance. I knew we were still going to win even though we had missed three penalties,"

"The performance we put out yesterday doesn't reflect the results. We really played our hearts out but what was bound to happen happened. All is not lost yet. We have the men thrive in the second leg,"

"The supporters shouldn't be discouraged by the results. They should continue supporting us physically and spiritually as we seek qualification to the next phase of the competition," he concluded.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko will travel to Congo, knowing a draw or a slim goal scoring defeat will aid their progress. The Kumasi based club were in the finals of the maiden competition, where they lost to Hearts in the finals.

By Lukman Evergreen Mumin