Former Berekum Chelsea coach Tony Lokko has lamented the poor performance of Ghana Premier League cup holders Aduana Stars this season.
After winning the topflight last campaign, the Fire Boys have been unable to make an impression this term, having struggled in both the domestic league and in Africa.
Yusif Abubakar's outfit sit third from bottom of the league table ahead of midweek's matchday 13 round of games, with just three wins to their name.
"Shockingly, Aduana Stars have disappointed me this season in the Ghana Premier League,' he told Zylofon FM.
"I can understand sometimes there is fatigue but they should have had a plan concerning [combining playing in] the league and the Caf Confederations Cup.
"They were aware of that before the start of the season, so should have ensured to have capable players that can play in the league and the Confederations Cup. So they to blame.
"They must have back-ups. The coach did well with his recruitment. I saw him getting different players for same positions, so if he is using the same player for both competitions, then there is a technical mistake somewhere."
Aduana's campaign in Africa has also been far from successful.
The side were eliminated in the first round of the Champions League, forcing them into the inferior Confederation Cup.
And although they beat Fosa Juniors of Madagascar to make the group stage of the latter competition, the Fire Boys have subsequently endured a rather frustrating time as they currently sit bottom of Group A after matchday two.