Felix Annan has acknowledged the quality of Coton Sport FC de Garoua but says Asante Kotoko are determined to climb the Cameroon hurdle with hard work.
The goalkeeper tells asantekotokosc.com the squad knew the level of competition in the playoff stage of the CAF Confederation Cup and the antidote for it even before drawing the Cameroonian giants.
The Porcupine Warriors were handed the Garoua-based club, who dropped from the Champions League, in the last elimination round of 2018/19 Africa campaign at last Friday’s 2nd/16 draw of the competition.
“We are aiming very high in the competition”, says the shot-stopper. “We know that the competition will get tougher as we progress. We don’t expect the second qualifying round games to be of the same quality as the playoffs.”
“We will prepare very well for Coton Sport because we knew already that the teams from the Champions League have high pedigrees than the one we met earlier. We knew from the very day we eliminated Kariobangi Sharks that we needed to keep improving so to overcome our opponent in the playoff. We are very much aware of where we are and what we need to do to survive the round.”