Ex-Asante Kotoko coach, Malik Jabir believes participating in the CAF Champions League in this pandemic times is needless.
Asante Kotoko confirmed their participation in the forthcoming interclub competitions to the Ghana Football Association last week and have been trying to secure the services of key transfer targets as they aim to beef up their squad.
However, not all and sundry have agreed with the notion of featuring in the continent’s elite club competition with many citing financial burden which will be compounded by playing behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic – when the club generates more than half of its revenues through gate proceeds.
Considering the club’s participation in Africa from the technical point of view, Malik Jabir said:
“I hope they (The board) thought about it before taking this decision. I don’t know how Kotoko will feel about participating in this year’s Africa competition because we’ve not played a competitive league in Ghana for the past three (3) years,” Jabir told OTEC FM
“It’s okay if their motive is to go and try than to win the cup. We must prepare well for it, if not then we should forget” he added.
The Porcupine Warriors have not featured in any competitive game since March when the Ghana Premier League was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.