Former Asante Kotoko star player Eric Kwabena Bekoe has warned his former club to refuse the offer of going to play in the next CAF Champions league for what he describes as ‘low Player quality’.
The Porcupine Warriors were offered the opportunity to represent Ghana at the CAF inter clubs competition after the Ghana FA canceled the seasin, and declared it bull and void.
With Asante Kotoko represent Ghana in the previous year, the mantle fell on them to play in the champions league, a venture Bekoe describes would end in futility.
According to Bekoe, the squad is low in quality and considering club owner Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has placed a ban on transfers, they cannot compete with the big boys.
“Kotoko should not accept the opportunity to compete in Africa next season to waste money,” Bekoe told Opemsuo FM.
“The club is not well-prepared to get a group stage berth which of course will be a waste of resources.”
“The Board and the technical team should work fervently to shape the club before they will resolve to compete in Africa.”
“For a team to perform majestically in Africa, it comes with a quality crop of players. This Kotoko team is of low quality”
Eric Bekoe gained National prominence after a sterling season with the Porcupines in the 2007/08 season where he helped Asante Kotoko to win the Ghana Premier league, and reached the group stage of the CAF Champions league winning goal king titles in both competitions.
He scored 42 times in the 48 games he played for the Kumasi based side that earned hkm a deal to Egyptian side Petrojet.