ASANTE KOTOKO KEEPER, ANNAN, APPEALS TO FANS AHEAD OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CLASH WITH KANO PILLARS

Nigeria’s Kano Pillars are in high spirit to get a favourable result in their Sunday CAF Champions League match with hosts, Asante Kotoko of Ghana. The Nigerian side had a slim 3-2 win in the first leg match in Kano.

However, Asante goalkeeper, Felix Annan picked some positives from the first leg match at the Sani Abacha Stadium.

As the Nigerian sides are posing to cause an upset in Ghana, Kotoko goalkeeper, Felix Annan has called on the supporters of the crowd to create an intimidating atmosphere to destabilize Kano Pillars.

Recalling the large crowd in Kano, the goalkeeper remarked:

“We need the fans now more than ever,” Ghanaweb quoted the goalkeeper to have told Kotoko Express.

“At stages like this, we cannot do without their presence and support. One of the reasons we are feared and revered is because of our huge support base and the fact that we can make the Baba Yara Stadium an uncomfortable place.

“That is what we want to see on Sunday; the kind of noise that destabilises the opponent.

“The stadium was packed and also full of noise when we played Kano Pillars in Nigeria. The Sani Abacha Stadium is only 16, 000 capacity while ours is nearly 40,000.

“We must paint the stadium red, make it noisier to show Kano Pillars that they don’t come close to us in terms of support.”

The winners on aggregate will secure their passage to face Hafia FC of Guinea or Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel in the second round of the championship.