Former Ghana international Nii Odartey Lamptey, has urged Asante Kotoko on travel beyond the borders of Africa and buy good materials if only they want to compete with the likes of TP Mazembe, Al Ahly, Esperance, Zamalek and others.
According to him, the the club need to invest in their playing body to enable them realize their dream of conquering the continent in the coming years.
The Porcupine Warriors, only managed to reach the first round where they lost to Etoile Sahel of Tunisia, forcing a drop to the less prestigious Caf Confederation Cup.
Their new journey in the second tier competition could not also go beyond the first hurdle as they were eliminated following a defeat to San Pedro of Cote d’Ivoire in the play-off round., forcing them to fire then head coach Kjetil Zachariassen and was replaced by Maxwell Konadu.
Under Akonnor last season, Kotoko reached the group stage of the Confederation Cup, their first since 2008.
”If Kotoko want to compete with the likes of TP Mazembe and Co to bounce back in Africa, then I think they have to go beyond the Boarders of Africa to also buy materials,” Odartey Lamptey told Ocean 1 TV.
The porcupine Warriors, are likely to represent Ghana in the 2020/2021 Caf Champions League should the Ghana FA cancel the suspended 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League season.