Polak Disagrees With Kotoko’s CAF Inter-Club Participation Bid

Former Asante Kotoko head coach,Steve Polak, disagrees with the club’s bid to participate in the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) inter-club competitions this season.
According to the British coach, the club is not ready to participate in the Caf inter-club competitions, even though they have petitioned the GFA Normalization Committee for clearance to represent Ghana in the Africa inter-club competition.
The Kumasi based side officially petitioned the committee this week to reconsider the decision agreed upon by club representatives not to allow any Ghanaian side participate in either the Caf Champions League or the Caf Confederation Cup.
But Polak disagrees with his former team’s decision.He believes that lack of competitive football in Ghana following the suspension of the game will expose Kotoko.
“I know Kotoko have signed new players and some have also left after my departure. They may be thinking that these are signs of readiness to participate in Caf inter-club competitions but I disagree,” Polack told Kumasi FM.
“At the moment, Kotoko are not playing any competitive games or high-profile friendlies with foreign clubs every week in and out so they are not adequately prepared.
“I believe they must take a second look at their decision because you can’t only use friendly games to prepare for such competitions that demands a lot of work,” he added.
The former Berekum Chelsea coach led Kotoko to win the 2016/17 MTN FA cup which consequently led to the club’s participation in the 2017-18 Confederation Cup. Kotoko were eliminated in the first round by Congolese outfit CARA Brazzaville who where quarter-finalist in the competition .


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