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The newly signed head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kjetil Zachariassen has assured the fans of the club that his side are battle ready for Kanu Pillars.

Kotoko have been pegged against Nigeria’s Kanu Pillars in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.

The two sides will clash on August 10, 2019 in NIgeria with the reserve fixture coming off ten days after.

Speaking to the media in Kumasi, the Norwegian downplays the notion of a first eleven and insisted that, selection will be based on merit.

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“We are monitoring them as much as we can, they played the Nigerian FA cup final”. Kano Pillars are strong inoffensive but possibly we will be on top of our game because we have been preparing for the past three weeks”, said Zachariassen.

“All our players are ready and good enough to play that’s why we changed the entire team before the end of the game against Rahimo”. I have first twenty-eight but not eleven. Some players didn’t train because of slight injuries”.

He added, “Abege is very nice and a professional so he is bound to succeed”. We have our plans and always train on everything we need and knows will benefit our players”.

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