Ahead of the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League campaign, Ghana’s lone representative Asante Asante Kotoko has come under scrutiny in the media, who have been debating on whether the club’s current squad comprise of enough quality to rise up to the occasion without any additions, and Emmanuel Gyamfi has joined the debate with a settling description.
Speaking to ghanasportspage.com, Gyamfi, second skipper of the “Kum Apem” boys has stated that Asante Kotoko is up to the challenge but not without making additions to augment the current squad. According to the skillful winger, the Porcupine Warriors have “a better” squad but needs at most two more signings before attaining the “best” status, capable of competing well in the continent’s elite inter club competition.
Asante Kotoko and regional rivals Ashantigold SC have been chosen by the FA to represent the country in the Confederation Cup and Champions League competitions next season. This comes after the FA nullified the 2019/2020 domestic league after 15 matches due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. While the two clubs have been chosen on sporting merits, the quality of materials at their dispose especially Champions League candidates Asante Kotoko have been questioned by the media.
In his response to the concerns raised, winger Emmanuel Gyamfi has described the current squad of his side as “a better team”, but admits the club needs to make few additions to enable them put up the best of display should the competition be staged (when the coronavirus paves the way).
“If we make one or two additions that will be the best”, Gyamfi recommended. “For now we are having a better team there, it’s not up to the best, so if we are able to add one or two, it shouldn’t be more than two, if we get one or two (players) I hope it will make the team perfect and get the best out of Kotoko”, he advised.
On the contrary, the life patron of Asante Kotoko, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has currently banned the club from buy any more players for the next one whole season. This decision of the King was taken and made public before the club was given the nod to represent the country in the Champions league, and it’s left for time whether or not His Majesty the King, will reconsider his order.