Asante Kotoko are under a serious attacking crisis ever since the likes of Eric Bekoe, Yahaya Mohammed and others left the club. More importantly, whenever the Porcupines have faced forepressing or compact defence in or around the opponent’s box, they have failed to attack effectively.
Former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Abubakar Damba has raised concerns about Asante Kotoko quality in-depth.
The Porcupine Warriors poor start in the ongoing Ghana Premier League led to the sack of their head coach, Maxwell Konadu.
Asante Kotoko lost 1-0 to Sudanese side Al Hilal in the first leg of the Caf Champions League preliminary round at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday afternoon to pile more pressure on the technical team and the club.
Damba speaking to GTV Sports Plus after the game raised so many concerns about the player quality at the club.
“Asante Kotoko are disappointing. They lack quality and no creativity,” he told GTV Sports Plus.
“I was surprised with the statistics at the end of the game but it is difficult to say but this Kotoko team has a long a way to go.
“They are disappointing and if they will continue like this, it will be a disaster.”
The season so far didn’t go as expected given the lack of technicality and creativity in the squad. Yet, the interim manager has to resolve the attacking crisis this season or next, be it a technical solution or the tactical one, or else there is no point in thinking of getting back to the title race.
The second-leg tie will be staged in Omdurman, Sudan on January 6, 2021.