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Sports News Sun, 1 Sep 2019

Kotoko Name starting XI against Ashgold

Asante Kotoko Sporting Club’s Head Coach, Kjetil Zachariassen has named his starting line up to face regional rivals Ashantigold Sporting Club in the maiden B.K Edusei Foundation Cup.

Both clubs will be chasing what could be, perhaps, their second silverware after clinching the Normalisation Special Cup Tier One and Two respectively.

This will be a perfect moment to show appreciation to the one-time Kotoko Board Chairman, and a man whose administration saw the historic conquest of Africa in 1971 – the year Kotoko became the first Ghanaian club to win the premier continental clubs’ championship.

BK, as he was known in the football circles, died 41 years ago. His foundation, spearheaded by his family, is out to support old Kotoko players between 1970-1983. And there could have been no better way of putting this ceremonial match together without Kotoko playing.

Coach Zachariassen has made four changes to his squad that played against Kano Pillars last Sunday with Samed Ibrahim who recently joined the Reds after ending his contract with Ashgold will get the nod over Agyemang Badu. Veteran, Jordan Opoku will start in midfield ahead of the youngster, Samuel Frimpong and Asiamah Godfred Naby Keita as well as 23-year-old former Wa All Stars midfield dynamo, Kingsley Effah earns his first start after joining a few weeks ago.

Here’s how Kotoko line up

GK: Felix Annan (C), Empem Dacosta, Yeboah Patrick, Habib Mohammed, Samed Ibrahim, Justice Blay, Effah Kingsley, Godfred Asiamah, Richard Arthur, Kelvin Andoh, Jordan Opoku
Source: Ghana Crusader
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