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Kotoko should not compete only locally - new chief executive officer declares

11:22 AM WAT 17/08/2018
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George Amoako sheds light on his dreams for the Porcupine Warriors

Asante Kotoko incoming chief executive officer George Amoako has set sights on making the Porcupine Warriors a continental force once again. 

The two-time African champions have become minnows over the years, having last made the group stage of a continental competition, the Caf Confederation Cup, in 2008.

With a new management team appointed earlier this week, the Porcupine Warriors are looking to put things in place to recapture their glory days.

“It is important that the playing material is up to scratch,” Amoako told Footballmadeinghana.

“Kotoko should not be looking at competing only locally.

“We have to think about 'how do you play a team like Al Ahly [of Egypt] and beat them, how do you play a team like TP Mazembe [of DR Congo] and beat them, how do you play a team like Zamalek [of Egypt] and beat them?' - as it used to be the case some years ago.

“We are miles apart from those teams as we speak. So you have to do massive top quality recruitment to be able to bridge the gap. And we need to do it.”

Kotoko's last appearance in Africa ended in a first round exit from the Champions League in 2015.

Their last local league title, on the other hand, came in 2014.

 

 

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