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Team News: Kotoko, Zesco to do without new signings in Wednesday showdown

10:40 GMT 11/02/2019
Zesco United striker Jesse Were.
The two teams will be without two players who were recently acquired to boost their continental campaigns

Asante Kotoko's new Ivorian import Dany Zabo Teguy will not be available for Wednesday's Caf Confederation Cup group stage clash with Zesco United of Zambia.

The Porcupine Warriors recently announced signing the striker on a three-year deal from Swazi Premier League side Manzini Wanderers, subsequent to registering him for the African campaign.

The club, however, have to do without him as according to coach Charles 'CK' Akonnor, the forward will need more time to adjust to Ghanaian football and the Porcupines' philosophy.

All other players are available for the matchday two fixture at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Following an opening day 1-0 loss to Al Hilal Omdurman of Sudan, the Porcupines currently sit third on Group C's table.

Zesco, on their part, beat country rivals Nkana FC on matchday one, sending them top of the pile.

Zega Mambo, like Kotoko, will be without new Japanese acquisition Kosuke Nakamachi.

The defensive midfielder joined the Zambians on a two-year deal on Friday, and it appears Wednesday's match may be coming too soon for him.

An 18-man Zesco squad has already arrived in Ghana ahead of the big encounter.

In a related development, the game has been moved from 13:00 GMT to 16:00 GMT by Caf on request of Kotoko.