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CAF Confederations Cup: C.K Akunor defends misfiring Kotoko strikers in Al Hilal defeat

Head coach of Asante Kotoko Charles Kwablan Akunor has defended his attackers despite a fruitless performance against Al Hilal on Sunday in the CAF Confederations Cup. 

The Porcupine Warriors lost their opening group C game against the Sudanese champions in Omdurman, after Waleed Bakheik’s 40th minute strike separated the two sides.

The Ghanaian giants were unimpressive in attack, with the only closest effort from the front men of Kotoko coming from Abdul Shafiu, who had a shot hit the crossbar.

Despite the lack of threat in attack by the Reds, their manager C.K Akunor says the burden of scoring is shared among everybody in the club and not limited to only the attackers.

“What is a striker? In my team I don’t duel on strikers. Everyone can score for the team.” Akonnor said in a post match interview.

“We have good strikers but today they were quiet,” he added.

Asante Kotoko will return to Ghana to host Zambian side Zesco United in the second group game in Kumasi on February 13th before they travel to play Nkana FC days later.

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