Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani is cautiously optimistic about his team’s chances in the CAF Champions League after drawing minnows East End Lions in the preliminary round.
The two-time African champions will play the un-fancied Sierra Leonean side next February but will have to take a cue from last year’s competition where they were booted out by Liberian side BYC.
“The most important thing is that we know our immediate opponents and so we work hard to meet them,” Dramani told GHANASoccernet.com.
“I am satisfied I do not bother myself with off the field issues but on the field we will work hard to emerge from the tie victorious.”
Kotoko have failed to make the group stages in the last two editions and will be desperate to avoid similar fate this season.
The Porcupine Warriors are seeking an extension to their domestic dominance after the winning the Ghana Premier League the last three seasons.