Ghana’s representatives in the Confederation of African Football (CAF)
Champions League, Asante Kotoko, have disclosed they have registered 27 players
for their next continental campaign.
The Communication Director of Kotoko, Mr Sarfo
Duku, who disclosed this to Graphic Sports Online on Wednesday, said the list
includes 10 new players who are expected to strengthen the team.
The new players comprised the Ivorian duo of
Moussa Adingra and Alexis Arnoud, Godfred Asiamah (Ashantigold), Justice Blay
and Bright Enchill (Medeama), Kelvin Andoh, Ampem Dacosta (Karela United),
Richard Arthur (formerly of Wa All Stars), goalkeeper Kwame Baah and Uganda’s
George Abege of Kariobangi Sharks fame.
He said the players were recruited based on the
advice of the new coach, Kjetil Zachariassen, and the club’s local scout.
According to him, the list also includes Songne Yacouba, Richard Senanu
and Maxwell Baakoh, who are recuperating from injury, as well as goalkeepers
Felix Annan, Osei Kwame, Kwame Baah.
He hinted that three more players would be
registered at the group stage of the competition.
Mr Duku also disclosed that the club would soon
announce the list of 10 players who have been offloaded to make room for the
Kotoko earned the right to participate in the
next Champions League after winning the Normalisation Committee Tier 1 Special
Competition at the expense of Karela United.
Last season, the Porcupine Warriors reached the
group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup under Coach C.K. Akonnor.