Bright Addae Optimistic Asante Kotoko, Aduana Stars Will Qualify In CAF Competitions

Former U-20 World Cup winner, Bright Addae has expressed his optimism about Aduana Stars and Asante Kotoko qualifying for the next round of the CAF interclub competition.

The 2017/18 Ghana Premier League champion, Aduana Stars lost by a 1:0 to Libyan side, Al Tahaddy in the first league in the preliminary of the CAF Champions League in Egypt on Sunday.

The Fire Boys will host the Libyan side at the Nana Agyemang Badu II Park in the second league on February 21.

However, FA Cup champions who are representing the country in the CAF Confederations Cup recorded a slim win over Congolese side, CARA by 1:0 on Sunday.

The Porcupine Warriors squandered three penalties awarded to them but substitute, Yakubu Mohammed, converted a late penalty to give the Reds ahead in the first league in the preliminary round at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Congolese will host the FA Cup champions in the return league on February 21.

And speaking to Ghanacrusader.com, the Ghanaian defender expressed optimism about the two teams qualifying for the next round of their respective CAF competitions.

“The Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC brand as a whole should be intimidating enough to see them through on any day. The love shown by Ghanaians and the mental readiness of the players could be seen in the first leg and a similar one away from home will see them through.

“I have no doubt Kotoko cannot do the double and make Ghana proud in the CAF confederation cup. Sometimes luck is a necessity in football but in the first leg, they were not lucky. Hopefully, they will be lucky in the second leg.”

On the side of Aduana Stars, Bright Addae urged Ghanaians to show them national support and rally behind them like a national team and not a club from Dormaa or Brong Ahafo Region.

“Now Aduana Stars is not a club anymore but a national team of a sort and must be given that nationwide support. A 1-0 scoreline is not beyond their power to overturn.

“With the needed atmosphere at the Dormaa Park, the opponents will surely fall massively “, Addae added.

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