Asante Kotoko have very little to do when they play Sony ela Nguema in their CAF Champions League preliminary round return leg tie.
The Ghanaian champions posted an incredible 7-0 win over the Equatorial Guinean side when they first met in Kumasi two-week ago.
Kotoko are hoping to make a significant impact on their return to Africa’s flagship club competition after a four-year absence.
The Porcupine Warriors will however be without the services of their leading marksman Kofi Nti-Boakye who sustained an injury in the first leg win after scoring a brace.
He did not make the trip for the return game and will be replaced by Nafiu Iddrissu.
Striker Siedu Bancey failed to travel with the team after having problems with his passport but he later rejoined them.
Kotoko will also be without winger Michael Anaba who has joined the Ghana U20 team for an European training tour to prepare for next month’s African Youth Championships.
The two-time African champions should however have enough to see out the second leg match in Malabo.
But head coach Mas-Ud Dramani has warned his side will still not underrate the hosts.
“We cannot underestimate them because there is a lot of danger in that. Sony Nguema is a good side, their passing game is admirable. We beat them heavily but we cannot take them for granted,” he said.
“We believe it is a matter of getting the right tactics. It is not about scoring many goals.
“It is about securing qualification to the next stage. We know we start as favourites but we cannot be complacent. We have to avoid picking cards that could affect future games.
“We need not agitate but rather contain them, be more possessive and work for qualification.”
The winner of the two-legged tie will face either JSM Bejaia or FC Olympic in the next qualifying round.