Asante Kotoko injury/team news ahead of RTU clash; three players out
Kotoko will be without the services of Songne Yacouba, Stephen Nyarko and Evans Owusu for the tier-two opener at home to Real Tamale United on Wednesday, confirms coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor.
The Porcupines suffered a triple whammy in their 1-0 win over ASEC Mimosas on Sunday when the striker, midfielder, and defender respectively, were forced off the pitch to injuries.
C. K. Akonnor tells Kotoko Media the trio will not be fit in time to make the squad when the Porcupines play hosts to the division-one side in the Normalisation Committee novelty competition.
“Yacouba is not fit and so cannot play”, confirms C. K. Akonnor in his usual pre-match team news to Kotoko Media. “Nyarko cannot also play, same Evans.”
“The three players, who picked up up injuries last Sunday, are all out of Wednesday’s game.”
“It is a big blow for us”, admits C. K. Akonnor as he discusses the after-effects of the injury situation. “We have a small squad and so the injuries have come to reduce an already small number of players.”