Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak returns to Africa for the first time in a while to compete in the CAF Champions league and the Confederations cup respectively.
However, former Asante Kotoko forward Isaac Amoako believes that it will be very difficult for these clubs to make impacts on the African continent this season.
Speaking in an interview with Soccanews.com, the former Omonia Nicosia forward revealed that the Ghanaian representatives might struggle due to some reasons.
“I’ve been monitoring the Ghana premier league for a while now, especially my former club, Asante Kotoko”.
“The CAF Champions league and Confederations cup is highly competitive and i don’t see any of Ghana’s representatives making impacts this season”, he told Soccanews.com.
“There are a lot of preparations that goes into this journey and both Hearts and Kotoko aren’t doing anything. They are not ready for this competition”.
“Competing with Al Ahly and Zamalek, you would need some experienced and quality talents which we are not doing.
You can’t make any impact in Africa without quality players”
The 27year old however believes Hearts of Oak stands a chance of making a mark if they include some experienced players in their squad for the campaign.
“I know Hearts are recruiting some quality players and that’s some goodnews. I have seen Muntari, Samuel Inkoom and there is a Christian Atsu who is likely to join”.
“I think the inclusion of these players in the African Campaign will play a major role in their success. Some of these players have seen it all, playing in the UEFA champions league and FIFA world cups and i believe with their inclusion, they can help the Hearts of Oak team”, he added.
Amoako played 27 matches in all competition (league, FA cup and ETISALAT Cup) for Al Wahda of Dubai in the 2022 Football season.
The Ghanaian has an extensive résumé having played for South African side Jomo Cosmos, FC BATE Borisov of Belarus, Anderlecht and Zanaco United of Zambia and also Liberty Professionals, AshantiGold and Asante Kotoko.