Former Asante Kotoko coach Akonnor believes the side can beat Kano Pillars
Former Asante Kotoko coach Akonnor believes the side can beat Kano Pillars
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Former Asante Kotoko coach Akonnor believes the side can beat Kano Pillars

Former Asante Kotoko head coach Charles Akonnor believes that the side will be able to beat Nigerian side Kano Pillars on Sunday as they look to book their spot in the second round qualifers of the Caf Champions League. 

Kotoko and Pillars  will go head to head in the second leg in Kumasi, this comes two after the Ghana Premier League side lost 3-2 in the first leg.

“I think they [Kotoko] did well in the first leg," Akonnor, who was replaced by Kjetil Zachariassen as Kotoko coach in July, told Joy Sports.

"[With] two [away] goals, I think they have everything in their hands to qualify to the next level.

“Two goals at this stage and in this competition is gold.

"A 1-0 win on Sunday will even be good for them to progress and I honestly think they have a better chance of going through."

The team that wins on aggregate will be eligible to play Guinea's Hafia FC or Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia. 

Akonnor previously inspired Kotoko to the group stages of the continental competition last season - he was also involved in the club winning the Ghana Special Competition. 

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