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‘We are not ready for Africa’ – Eric Donkor

Ashanti Gold Sporting Club seems to be at a confused front after defender Eric Donkor revealed the team is not yet ready to compete in Africa following their CEO’s comments claiming they are 85% ready.

The Chief Executive Officer of Ashanti Gold, Emmanuel Frimpong, revealed last week that the team is almost ready after the GFA announced they, together with Asante Kotoko, will be representing Ghana in the Confederation Cup and Champions League prelims respectively, following the cancellation of the 2019/2020 football season.

Without a CAF licensed A coach, Frimpong revealed they have secured the services of a French coach Bruno Ferry and will arrive in the country after the borders are opened.

However, Donkor, who is a former Kotoko left-wing back believes the Ashanti Gold team lacks shape and unity because of lack of football activities.

Eric Donkor in action for Ashanti Gold during their Confederation Cup game against Akonangui last year

“I cannot say that we are ready because we haven’t played for some time now,” Donkor told Bryt FM.

“Last year’s competition is still on course which I know they finish by September. So I’m sure CAF will tell us the way forward after the competition.”

“We should wait for them to finish this year’s edition and see how the preparations will go for us because I believe in training and team unity.

“You cannot just make purchases like Messi and Ronaldo thinking that you can do well. Football is a team sport so you have to build a team before you can face your opponent.

“For Ashantigold, I cannot confirm whether we are ready or not but frankly speaking we are not ready,” he added.

By: Kofi Amoah
Twitter: @milikykophy

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