Former Asante Kotoko defender Atta Kusi believes the club have what it takes to at least reach the group stage of the upcoming Caf Confederation Cup.
The Porcupine Warriors are Ghana's sole representatives in the Caf inter-club competition this season after a late approval by the country's football Normalisation Committee.
However, some local observers have raised concerns about their readiness since all football-related activities including the Ghana Premier League have been suspended leaving the club without any major test.
"If the club have decided to play in the Caf Confederation Cup, it means they're fully prepared," the 26-year-old told Kickgh.
"I think Kotoko can progress to the group stage of the competition [because] they have quality and enough time to build a solid team. Kotoko will definitely qualify to that stage this time around," he added.
Kusi also defended coach C.K Akonnor's decision to sign 11 new players for the campaign.
"The coach knows the flaws in his squad, that is why he requested for those players," Kusi said.
"Although, I think it's not advisable to make a lot of changes in his squad, he will definitely blend them with the old players to achieve results."
Kotoko are yet to know their opponents in the first round since Caf has not officially released the fixtures despite holding the draw last week in Cairo.