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Former Asante Kotoko skipper Yusif Chibsah says he is convinced they lost the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup final against Hearts of Oak final from the bench after re-watching the match again.
The Porcupine Warriors failed to lift the trophy on home grounds, Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi following a penalty shootout heartbreak.
The first leg ended 1-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium and Kotoko held the aces to pull the victory rug from under the feet of their perennial rivals.
But after another 1-1 draw in the return clash at the Baba Yara Stadium, the Phobians won the inaugural edition of the competition 8-7 on penalties.
“Kotoko as a team and we the players were very confident that no matter what happens, we were going to win the first-ever Caf confederation cup because we did well in our group. I can confidently say that our group at the time was stronger than that of Accra Hearts of Oak but unfortunately our game plan changed on the match day and we had to lose painfully," said on GTV Sports plus.
“After watching the game, again and again, I am convinced that Kotoko lost from the bench.”
“So in my view, I believe strongly that Hearts of Oak were destined to win the cup,” he added.
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