Asante Kotoko coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor has played down criticisms of his style of play at the club since he took over from Paa Kwesi Fabian.
The Porcupine Warriors have been criticised in recent weeks due to how they struggle to win games in the ongoing NC Special competition.
Nonetheless, Akonnor explains that his philosophy has been built on some players, and their absence has really affected the team’s style of play.
The former AshantiGold SC gaffer indicated that the absence of Richard Senanu and Maxwell Baako has affected his team negatively.
“I wouldn’t want to kill some of my players but the players around whom I designed “Agroball” like Senanu and Maxwell Baako are injured,” C.K. Ackonnor told Sikka Sports.
Kotoko finished second in Zone A of the competition and will play Hearts of Oak in the semifinals.
The Ghanaian giants also won the MTN Otumfuor Cup match on Sunday after beating Ivorian giants Asec Mimosa.