Asante Kotoko head coach Mariano Barreto is set to hand a starting berth to young striker Francis Andy Kumi, according to deep-seated sources at the club.
Kumi, 22, joined Kotoko from second-tier side Unistar Academy in the second window registration.
He has been named in the Kotoko matchday squad in the past but according to close sources Barreto will hand him a starting role in the outstanding league fixture against Bechem United which comes off at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi on Wednesday.
The Porcupine Warriors want to quickly find a replacement in attack for Kwame Opoku who has joined USM Algiers and Barreto believes the youngster would fit the bill.
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