Coach of Asante Kotoko, Charles Akonnor says his side lost the CAF Confederation cup match against Nkana FC on a back of poor defensive errors.
Speaking at the post match press conference, the coach said “the match was won on one difference which is our Defense ,we have seen our opponents strengths and we are working hard on Aerial balls”.
“We lost today’s game because my team made a lot of defensive errors that proved costly, Nkana made a lot of good crosses in the box that we failed to contain”.
Asante Kotoko conceded two first half goals one through a penalty awarded to Nkana in the first 15 minutes of the game, before conceding another through a defensive blunder from his central defenders.
Coach C K Akunnor confirmed there will be lots of pressure on him and the team as the fans expect nothing but win back at home , he confirmed there was pressure on the team before and after the game.
He said, “Before the game, there was always pressure, but we have to deal with it, of course when we get back home, there will be pressure to win the next match, we showed too much weakness in the Aerial balls, and have to improve on that”.
The coach stressed that, his side had lots of confidence going into the game, stating that his side had watched the opponent very well, and knew they had done things right.
He noted that “The rest of the games will be about focus, the next two games are home matches, we have to win, but if we play the way we did today, then we are in trouble”.
Asante Kotoko’s next game is at home against Nkana FC, before hosting Al Hilal in their last home match