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The Blood and Gold guardsman is unhappy about his former side's exit from the inter-club competition of the continent after harbouring dreams of meeting them in the next stage

Esperance defender Harrison Afful’s dream of facing his former side Asante Kotoko in the Caf Champions League has been dashed with the Porcupine Warriors’ elimination from the tournament.

The Ghana Premier League title holders crashed out of the elite inter-club competition of the continent after a 1-1 draw game against Algeria’s JSM Bejaia on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

The north Africans will now face Esperance which has saddened the Ghana guardsman.

Their 1-1 home draw against Algerian side JSM Bejaia was not enough to see them through and their former player has expressed his sadness for the turn of events.

“I wanted to meet my former club Asante Kotoko but it did not happen,” Afful told Joy FM. “I am very sad but that is the nature of the game.”

“I encourage them [Kotoko] to keep playing hard and hope in the next year, they will progress to the next stages.”

Afful added: “This is not the end that is how football is like, they should keep exhibiting good football and in future they will get there.

“The management and supporters should come together and work as one and everything will be in place.”

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