Sports News of Thursday, 12 September 2019
Former Black Stars forward, Augustine Ahinful has advised AshantiGold SC to be resolute and avoid conceding at home on Saturday against RS Berkane.
Ashgold will meet their Morroccan opponent at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium for the first leg of the second round of matches in the CAF Confederation Cup, and Mr Arhinful have advice them to be unwavering in defense while searching for goals.
” This game will be a tough one but I believe football is not predictable, Ashgold can win but I urge them not to concede while they concentrate on scoring more goals, If they concede it will be very difficult for them in the return game,”he told Accra based Happy FM.
Mr Ahinful who played for Ashgold, then Goldfields, between 1992 and 1993, noted that the game would be won at the technical bench depending on the approach Brazilian coach, Ricardo da Roacha adopts against Berkane.
” It is for the coach to decide the formation he wants to play to win.Is either he plays two defensive midfielders to shield the defenders or plays only one defensive midfielder. lf Ashgold score very early in the game it will make them relax to play their game and get more goals. Ashgold’s coach must adopt any means to win on Saturday,”Ahinful noted
He later gave a word of advice to Ashgold’s top striker, Shafiu Mumuni, not to be self -centered in the game.
” Shafiu is good in the air, and good with his foot, but he should try and release the ball quickly and place himself at a good position so that he can score.He should also run at their defenders more to win lose balls . Shafiu must be clinical as he did against Akonangui FC and they will win,” he said.
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