Media officer for Kano Pillars, Idris Malikawa has praised the management of Asante Kotoko Football club for their show of professionalism and hospitality despite losing 2-0 on Sunday.
Pillars were a step away from progressing into the next stage of the ongoing CAF Champions League should they have managed a drawn game after their 3-2 win against the Porcupine Warriors two weeks again.However, two goals from Kelvin Andoh and Emmanuel Gyamfi saw their hopes dashed;but admits they have enjoyed their journey despite not achieving their purpose.
“We came for a purpose but unfortunately we couldn’t achieve our purpose.”He said.
“The people we met in Kumasi is an indication that football now is to promote unity and understanding.”
He continued; ‘I’m very much happy with the way and manner we saw the fans of Asante Kotoko come out in their masses in support of their team which is also an indication that Africa has now come of age in terms of football. “
Recounting their stay in the Garden City; the media officer applauded the people of Kumasi while aiming at a long term working relationship with the Porcupine Warriors.
“We can’t forget the visit to Kumasi and by God’s grace, we’re going to sit down with both management of Asante Kotoko and Kano Pillars to see how we’re going to maintain the rappore .”
“Let me use this opportunity to once again thank the people of Kumasi, particularly, the management of Kotoko for the way and manner they took their responsibility since we arrive in Ghana.” He stressed
The NFL runners-up, threw their weight behind Kotoko to reach as far as clinching the Champions League trophy, which to them, will be a victory for West Africa.
“Lastly, we’re praying that Asante Kotoko can go far in this tournament and it’s also our prayer that they become champions in this year’s Champions League because if they do; we’ll be a part of the success as a west African country. He concluded.
Credit: Stephen Boadi – ANGEL SPORTS