Kotoko vs Kano Pillars: Preview, Line ups, Team news & TV Channels to watch the match Featured
25 Aug

Kotoko vs Kano Pillars: Preview, Line ups, Team news & TV Channels to watch the match

Coach Kjetil Zachariassen is eager to record a resounding home victory over Kano Pillars to propel his side to the next round of the 2019/20 CAF Champions League.

Asante Kotoko are hoping for an overturn of the defeat they suffered two weeks ago in the first leg tie at the Saani Abaacha Sports Stadium in Kano.
 
The Ghana Premier League heavyweights were unlucky in the first leg encounter in Northern Nigeria where they were defeated 3-2 by Kano Pillars at home.
 
The hosts will be looking to continue their unbeaten home run in a continental competition since 2015 after losing 2-1 to Algerian club MC Eulma at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
 
Kano Pillars head coach, Ibrahim Musa has fired a strong warning to Porcupine Warriors and also adamant of playing attacking football to earn a positive result.
 
“We will attack because I am a coach who favours attacking football. You invite a lot of pressure on your goal if you resort to playing defensive and so we will take the game to Kotoko" Coach Musa told ScoreNigeria in an interview.
 
Asante Kotoko are aiming of a qualification to the next round of the competition to keep their group stages hopes alive after an impressive campaign in the CAF Confederation Cup last season.
 
TEAM NEWS
 
Coach Zachariassen is expected to make changes in his starting line up that faced Kano Pillars in the first leg tie with Godfred Asiamah and Patrick Yeboah earning a place.
 
Kotoko will battle out with the Nigerian club without Jordan Opoku and Augustine Okrah due to a hitch in their final registration.
 
Also, Burkina Faso striker Songne Yacouba and Maxwell Baakoh have been ruled out of the game despite passing late fitness test from the medical team on Friday.
 
Duo Abdul Ganiyu and Richard Senanu have also been excluded from their Champions League campaign due to injuries sustained months ago.
 
With Kano Pillars, David Ebuka, Sunday Chinedu Adamu Hassan and Ali Malam didn't travel with the team after their registration to CAF were detected incomplete.
 
KICKOFF TIME
 
The Kick off time for the game is 15:00GMT (3:00PM)
 
PREDICTED LINE UPS
 
Probable line up (Kotoko)
 
Felix Annan (GK), Patrick Yeboah, Wahab Adams, Stephen Ayiku Tetteh, Habib Mohammed, Justice Blay, Samuel Frimpong Kelvin Andoh, Godfred Asiamah, Richard Arthur, George Abege
 
Probable line up (Kano Pillars)
 
Surajo Ayeleso, Victor Dennis, Chris Madaki, Adeshola David, Emmanuel Anyanwu, Nasiru Sani , Nzube Aneazeba, Hillary Paul Ikenna, Rabiu Ali, Nwagua Nyima and Gambo Muhammad.
 
TV COVERAGE
 
The television broadcast rights of the match has been sold to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
 
The match will be live on their channels GTV, GTV Sports and Startimes App.
 
LIVE STREAMING 
 
The game will also be streamed live on the Kotoko Express App
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