By Patrick Akoto
Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani doubts if the Black Maidens have the credentials to win the 2014 FIFA U17 Womenâ€™s World Cup in Coast Rica.
The Africans will take on Italy in Thursdaysâ€™ quarter-final showdown, hoping to secure their berth in the last four.
The Black Maiden managed wins over Korea DPR and Germany and lost to Canada to top their group.
There is some sense of optimism among local fans following the sideâ€™s bronze medal feat in Azerbaijan two years ago.
However, Dramani, who guided the side to place third in the last edition, wants fans to cool their expectations on the team.
â€œI have not seen the Italian sideÂ but we should be careful and modest in our expectations,â€ he said
â€œI hope the technical team has seen their weaknesses and strength. To be honest with you I think it still early days yet.
â€œItâ€™s going to be a difficult task. I shudder to think that weâ€™ll win the trophy. We have to be candid that itâ€™s not going to be easy.â€
Coach Augustine Evans Adotey will be without forward Priscilla Adubea who has been ruled out of the tournament with an injury.