Asante Kotoko head coach CK Akonnor believes his team could have at least avoided the goal they conceded against Al Hilal in the Caf Confederation Cup on Sunday.
The Ghanaian giants tasted their first defeat in the 2018/2019 Caf Confederation Cup after suffering 1-0 loss to Sudanese side Al Hilal at the Omdurman Stadium- Khartoum courtesy Waleed Bakhet Hamid’s first half strike.
Though Akonnor says the players expressed themselves well in the second half of the game after conceding a goal before recess, he however laments they did not play to his tactical expectations.
‘’My boys didn’t play to my expectation in the first half and conceded a goal that was avoidable. We expressed ourselves well in the 2nd half but couldn’t get the needed equaliser,’’ Akonnor said
ZESCO United beat Nkana FC 2-0 in the other group match on Sunday in Zambia.
Kotoko return to action on February 13 when they host ZESCO United at the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium.