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Kotoko exit Caf Confederation Cup tournament after draw in Algeria

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Asante Kotoko has been knocked out of the Caf Confederation Cup after failing to beat ES Setif in the second leg of their play-off tie.

The Porcupine Warriors lose the tie 2-1 on aggregate as the second leg ended goalless in Algeria this weekend.

Setif advances to the group stage of the tournament while Kotoko shifts focus to domestic football.

The Algerians, as expected, dominated at the Stade 8 Mai 1945 but could not find a way past Kotoko, whose goalkeeper Razak Abalora produced an excellent performance.

Kotoko’s attack led by in-form striker Kwame Opoku with support from Fabio Gama and Emmanuel Gyamfi failed to trouble Setif’s defense.

The two-time African champions started their Africa campaign in the CAF Champions League where they scaled over FC Nouadhibou of Mauritania in the first-round qualifier.

But they got knocked out at the next stage by Sudanese side Al Hilal who won the first leg 1-0 in Accra with the return leg not honored due to many positive covid cases in the Kotoko squad.

It is the second straight season Kotoko has failed to reach the money zone after ending their 10-year wait two years ago.

Source: Joy Sports

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