Ex Asante Kotoko striker Ahmed Toure has backed his former club to put at least three or four goals past Ivorian side San Pedro in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup play-off to make qualification to the group stage easier.
The Burkinabe international with Ivorian descent has declared his support for the Porcupine Warriors in their match against San Pedro, urging them to beat the Ivorian side with a convincing score line in the first leg in Kumasi to make the return fixture a mere academic exercise.
“For me I pray that Kotoko they should score 2, 3, 4 goals in Kumasi and when they come to Ivory Coast they come and play the normal football”, Toure stated in an interview on Focal Sports on Thursday.
According to Toure, San Pedro have a very good scoring record at their home grounds and it will only be safer for Kotoko to beat them in the first leg with more goals to prevent San Pedro from overturning the score line in the second leg.
“If you score one or two definitely when you come to their home grounds they score 2, 3 or 4 goals. For me I want Kotoko to qualify for the group stage”, he wished.
Asked why he wants Kotoko to qualify ahead of his own Ivorian side, Toure insisted that he is half Ivorian but he definitely wants his former club to make it to the group stages of the Confederation Cup.
“Kotoko if they play group stage matches I will be happy. It’s not because I’m Ivorian or half Ivorian half Burkina I should go for San Pedro, no, me definitely I want Kotoko to qualify, to be honest with you, definitely I want Kotoko to qualify”, he maintained.
Ahmed Toure played for Asante for the seasons of 2007-2008, 2011-2012 and lastly in 2014-2016.