By Patrick Akoto
Kotoko stand-in coach Henry Wellington has admitted his side faces a daunting task to beat Ashantigold in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday.
The Porcupine Warriors will be desperate for the maximum points to put their title defense back on track after they stuttered against newly promoted Amidaus Professionals’ last week.
Management of the team are beginning to feel the heat and will be hoping the Ghanaian League Champions can restore hope and avoid the potential backlash from their teeming supporters.
And their assistant trainer admits the challenge will be gargantuan.
“Everything has been good. We have been preparing. We have been working on their mental attitude. We want to toughen up for the match” Wellington told Kotoko Express
Since the days of slugging it out for the title, the pair have always considered themselves foes and their encounters are regularly engrossing.
But it is not just entertainment factor which coach Yaw Acheampong and Henry Wellington, respectively be searching this weekend.
Expectations are high in Obuasi as Kotoko make the short journey to the Len Clay stadium for the cracker and cannot afford anymore early-slips
The miners will also be confident, after they drew 2-2 at Real Tamale United at the Tamale Sports stadium.
Midfielder Michael Anaba will hope to be recalled to the Kotoko first X1, after returning from Morocco where he helped the Black Satellites to qualify to the 2013 African Youth Championship in Rabat.