Asante Kotoko coach Steve Polack has rejected suggestions that his side will struggle in the new campaign following the departure of his two key defenders.
Awal Mohammed and Ahmed Adams have opted not extend their contracts after expiration, with Awal joining Kuwaiti Club Al-Fahaheel while Adams is expected to sign for an unnamed Swiss side in the coming days.
However, Polack believes the club is drilled enough to be able to continue to play quality football without them.
“I am not worried about their exit. Players move in and out of clubs all the time. They have moved on and we also have to move on," Polack told Ghana News Agency.
"We have signed a few more defenders, who are equally talented, like Wahab Adams who has seven or eight years of experience in the Ghana Premier League.
“Their exit is not a problem for me. We have signed a young defender, Emmanuel Owusu, who is very talented. I have brought in quality players just like those who are leaving, that’s Ghana football. If you have the chance to move abroad, you have to move,” he added.
Kotoko will participate in the 2018 Caf Confederations Cup and have been billed to face CARA from Congo Brazzaville in the preliminary round next month.