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Current Kotoko players not fit for Africa – Charles Taylor

Former Asante Kotoko player Charles Taylor fears the current Kotoko team will not go far in the 2018 Caf Confederation competition. 

Taylor, who years ago, crossed carpet from rivals Hearts to Kotoko and subsequently featured for the latter in several games in the African competitions believes the players at their disposal are inexperienced and lack mental toughness.

“I strongly believe it will be difficult for the Kotoko team if they are to rely on this current team, especially when no signings have been made,” Taylor told Abusua FM.

“A lot of the players are yet to taste continental action.

“Ghana football, as it stands now, is in an all-time downward trajectory. Ghana is lacking behind in terms of inter-club competitions. They [Kotoko] need strong minded players to compete.

“They have the individual players but am afraid they cannot take the club to the expected level that will excite the teaming supporters. A lot of them [players] aren’t up to the required standard to compete at the highest level.”

“The level of the local league cannot be used as a yardstick by clubs to prepare for Africa club competitions,” he added.

Asante Kotoko are returning to inter-club competitions once again since 2015, when they were eliminated by Algerian club MC Eulma. They have been drawn to face Congolese side Cara Brazzaville in the preliminary round of the 2018 Caf Confederation Cup.

Having already shown five players the exit, they are yet to make any major signings.






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