Kotoko coach Masud Didi Dramani says the Porcupine Warriors will surely qualify for the next round of the African Champions League having held JSM Bejaia in Algeria.
The Porcupine Warriors say their mission in Algeria is accomplished as the Bejaia will not escape defeat in Kumasi next month.
The two-time champions held the Algerians to a goalless draw in Bejaia on Friday in the first leg of the last-32 match.
The result gives Kotoko a useful cushion to take back to Ghana for the second leg of their last-32 tie on 7 April.
Dramani says Bejaia will not escape the wrath of Kotoko when the Algerians travel for the second leg of the game in Kumasi.
“Mission accomplished! We came to Bejaia to take at least one point of the tie. We tried to do more, but it was difficult against a team of JSMB who displayed great determination,” Dramani said.
“So we made ??sure we had to be compact in the defence and watch for opportunities to score on counter-attacks.
“The draw is precious and what I saw today of our opponents, victory and qualification will not escape us in Kumasi.”
Kotoko will host Bejaia in Kumasi next month.