Mariano Barreto has opted for goalkeeper Kwame Baah for today’s game against Karela United at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.
Captain, Felix Annan who was in goal against Division Two side Thunderbolt FC in the round 32 game of the 2020-21 MTN FA CUP has been dropped by the coach to the bench.
Left-back, Imoro Ibrahim and center-back Ismael Abdul Ganiyu have both returned to the side after missing the midweek victory in the FA Cup game.
The Porcupine Warriors are keen to go top of the league table at least till their rivals Accra Hearts of Oak SC play tomorrow with a targeted win over the Pride and Passion side this afternoon.
Asante Kotoko starting XI below:
Kwame Baah (GK), Samuel Frimpong, Imoro Ibrahim, Andrews Appau, Abdul Ganiyu, Habib Mohammed, Emmanuel Keyekeh, Mudasiru Salifu, Fabio Gama, Emmanuel Gyamfi (C), Evans Adomako, Patrick Asmah.
Felix Annan, Wahab Adams, Mubarik Yusif, Adom Frimpong, Augustine Okrah, Andy Kumi, Godfred Asiamah.