Head coach of Asante Kotoko Charles Akonnor has refuted reports that he is struggling to pick his starting eleven for their forthcoming CAF Confederation Cup against Kariobangi Sharks.
Akunnor took over from Paa Kwesi Fabin three months ago and has used over 30 players as part of the club’s preparations ahead of their Africa campaign.
“It’s not true that I don’t have a constant squad to start my games,” Akonnor told GNA.
“I have my eleven players that can start any game, but you have to give room to all players at your disposal. You should not have a static team when you want to achieve something.
“At every given time, you study your opponents well and look at the team you have and what you can do, so the fact is not about having my starting squad, but having an all-around team which is capable of playing every opponent,” he added.
Akunnor added, “We are going to play a Kenyan club that is very good and tough. They score a goal in almost every match and are a threat but what is important now is how we can stop that and how we could frustrate them in the game for a good scoreline before the return leg,” he said.
“So it’s all about working on the way we would play in the first leg because the results will be very key for us in the return fixture. We have seen their play and they have also seen ours, which is a fact, so we have to prepare and hope that we get good results from Kenya, ” he added.