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Kotoko set for Champions League

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Asante Kotoko would make a third attempt at the African Champions League competition beginning Saturday when they host Gambian side, Port Authority in the first leg fixture at home.

The Porcupine Warriors, would be using the Len Clay stadium in Obuasi, the same venue used during last year’s competition.

And after making it into the group stages in the last competition, Kotoko would this time round seek to surpass that hurdle and possibly make it into the last four.

The game comes off a week after all the other teams competing in the lucrative competition had kicked the ball in their first leg games a week ago.

Port Authority requested for the postponement of the game due to the unavailability of the some of their players who were representing Gambia in the African Youth Championship which ends today (Saturday) in Congo.

The Confederation of African Football – CAF, heeded to the request of the Gambians and postponed the game.

Kotoko, one of Ghana’s two representatives for this year’s competition were initially billed to host the first leg tie against the Gambian side on January 28 in Obuasi.

However, the sport controlling body extended by a week, to February 3, the date for the opener with the return fixture still fixed for February 11.

That request appear to have given Asante Kotoko some breather to get things right after a string of poor results in the domestic championship.

Kotoko in mid-week got back to winning ways when they a late stunner by striker, Nana Arhin Duah won the day for them at home.

The win appears to have bolstered their confidence ahead of the game against Port Authority after going winless in five consecutive league games.

The Porcupine Warriors would hope to enter the game against Port Authority with a good measure of some confidence as they strive to get their Champions League campaign off on a winning note.