Former Asante Kotoko coach, Bashiru Hayford has cautioned Medeama Sporting Club and Dreams FC to lower their expectations for the 2023/24 CAF Champions League and the Confederations Cup.
The Yellow and Mauves will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League after winning the Ghana Premier League lasted season.
Dreams FC on the other hand will participate in the CAF Confederations Cup for the first time after emerging as the champions of the 2023 MTN FA Cup.
Speaking in an interview on Tuesday, the former Legon Cities coach urged the two clubs to beef up their squad and prepare well for the competition.
“The results of the clubs who previously represented Ghana should be a wake up call to Medeama SC and Dreams FC. This should even be an advise to them,” Coach Bashiru Hayford told Mothers FM.
“Our clubs perform poorly in Africa. Some were even eliminated from the preliminary round (just after two games).
“They should put things in place and prepare well. It will be good for them to beef up their squad. If they want to perform well then they should start scouting players in Africa like other African clubs,” he divulged.
The veteran tactician also cautioned the clubs to lower their expectations ahead of the competition.
“They should lower their expectations because their opponents are having the qualities. How do we build the quality? We build the quality from the start. They should lower their expectations for the competition,” he concluded.
The Ghanaian champions will face Remo Stars of Nigeria in the first preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.
Elsewhere, Dreams FC, who are making their debut in the CAF Confederations Cup have been drawn against Guinean side, Milo FC de Kankan.
The two Ghanaian clubs learned their opponents when the CAF inter-club draw for the 2023/24 campaign was conducted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 in Egypt.