Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko have withdrawn six members of their players in the Black Stars B squad as they assemble all their arsenals to face second-tier side Nea Salamina on Wednesday.
The Porcupine Warriors trained with their full squad as Saddick Adams, Ahmed Adams, Awal Mohammed, Felix Annan, Emmanuel Gyamfi and Amos Frimpong all took part of their training session at the Adakogyachie.
Black Stars B head coach Maxwell Konadu will have to prepare his team for the weekend’s return-leg against the Stallions without the sextet.
The match was postponed as a result of Asante Kotoko’s unfortunate accidents which rendered most of their players unfit to train or even play the game at the time.
Nea Salamina are on top of their Zone 1 table and fancy their chances of shocking Kotoko to book their ticket for place in the semi-finals.
Premier League trio Hearts of Oak, Medeama and Wa All Stars have all qualified for the semi-finals of the competition.
If Kotoko eliminate Nea Salamina it will be the first in many seasons that the lucrative competition has reached the last four without a lower-tier side.
Last season’s grand-finale pitched Bechem United and second-tier side Okwahu United, a game the Hunters won to book a ticket to Africa.
By El Akyereko