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Wednesday, 06 January 2021 10:43

Al Hilal vs Asante Kotoko: Preview, Kickoff Time & TV Channels to watch the match Featured

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Ghanaian heavyweights Asante Kotoko lock horns with Sudanese giants Al Hilal Omdurman at the Crescent Stadium this afternoon in the return encounter of the last preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.


The Sudanese rose high in the first leg gallantly snatching a crucial 0-1 victory over the 'Kum Apem' lads at the Accra Sports Stadium two weeks ago to maintain their unbeaten run in their last two visit to Ghana.

The Porcupine Warriors landed in Sudan on Monday to complete a somehow long journey to North, Omdurman to start preparations for the crunchy encounter knowing very well they have a goal deficit to overturn heading into the second leg.
Unpleasant reports reached the country yesterday stating most of the Kotoko players refused to train due to unpaid per diems creating series of misunderstanding in camp but accepted to train at the match venue yesterday after everything was settled.
The Porcupine Warriors couldn't feature in week 8 of the Ghanaian topflight after their game against Liberty Professionals got rescheduled meanwhile Al Hilal were held to 2-2 stalemate by Al-Ahly Marawi at their own grounds.
Winner of this qualifying round will cruise into the Group Stages of the CAF Champions league with the loser dropping to the Confederations Cup.
Al Hilal have no any major injuries at their disposal having all their players fit and ready for the game.
Also, they have been handed a massive motivation from their club President Dr. Turki Al Elsheik who has pledged to share $80,000 among the players if they are able to qualify into the money zone.
Meanwhile, Board Chairman of Asante Kotoko, Dr. Kofi Amoah Abban has also reiterated that, he will give $300 to each Kotoko player if they are able to overturn the tedious task ahead of them and make it into the Group Stage.
However, reports coming from the technical team indicates Brazilian import Fabio Gama is likely to start the game this afternoon likewise Muniru Sulley.
Referee: Louis Hakizmana 
Assistant I: Theogene Ndagijimana 
Assistant II: Raymond Nonah Nonah Bwiliza 
Fourth Referee: Abdoul Karim Twagirimukiza
The match will be played at 13:00 GMT (1:00PM)
The game will be beamed live on Goan Sports Channel,, Sudan TV, CEEK VR and BEIN Sports.
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