Kano Pillars will be without five key players for the CAF Champions League preliminary tie against Kotoko.
The players whose names have not been revealed according to a report by Goal.com are yet to receive their international passports and other documentations making them unavailable for the crunch tie.
Notable among them is young attacker David Ebuka who was expected to play a key part in the team’s Africa campaign due to his exploits for the 2019 Federation Cup Champions.
Pillars have been preparing to host Kotoko at the Sani Abacha Stadium in the first leg match on Saturday.
Kotoko arrived in Accra on Monday and have been training at the Accra Academy School Park ahead of the game.
Coach Kjetil Zachariassen is expected to name 18 players to make the trip to Nigeria on Wednesday.
By Frank Darkwah