I have so much respect for Asante Kotoko despite knowing little about them - Nouadhibou head coach
FC Nouadhibou head coach Mauril Njoya Mesack claims he has loads of respect for Asante Kotoko following their pairing in the CAF Champions League preliminary round.
The Mauritanian champions play at home first before they travel to Ghana to take the Porcupine Warriors for the second leg.
The Cameroonian trainer who led Nouadhibou to a record 8th league title in the 2019/2020 season also expressed his delight he will be in Ghana for the very first time.
"I will be very glad to welcome Asante Kotoko to Mauritania. I love Ghana a lot even though I have not been there before," he told Kumasi based Ashh FM.
"When I got the information that we are playing Asante Kotoko, my was in two phases.
"Firstly I was afraid to meet Asante Kotoko and secondly, I was very happy coming to Ghana for the first time.
"I'm not saying I'm scared I can't beat Asante Kotoko but I respect them because they are one of the best teams in Africa and they perform very well every season,"
Njoya also revealed he knows little about Asante Kotoko despite watching their videos and photos on the internet.
"I don't know much about Asante Kotoko, we have just some pictures from the internet and I have never watched them play."
The Cameroonian gaffer further insisted there is no pressure on his side since they have a lot of experience.
"There is absolutely no pressure on us because we are a 20-year-old club with a lot of experience."
The first leg of the tie comes off on Friday 27 November 2020 at the Stade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya in Nouadhibou.
The reverse fixture will be staged at the Accra Sports stadium on 6 December 2020.
Source : ghanasoccer.net