Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani is bracing himself for another tough tie against JSM Bejaia in the CAF Champions League.
The Ghanaian champions face the Algerian club in the second preliminary round of the competition after impressively dispatching off Sony ela Nguema in the first round.
Kotoko are looking to make the group stage and even further upon their return to African club competition after a four-year absence.
This means the Porcupine Warriors will again have to scale over their next hurdle against Bejaia – a prospect coach Dramani really relishes.
“Every opposition and situation comes with its own challenge and expectations,” he said.
“I know people have started talking about the next stage match against JSM Bejaia.
“One thing I can assure you is that we are aware of that challenge and we will work hard towards making it over them.”
Kotoko0 are expected to travel to Algeria for the first leg encounter on the weekend of 15-17 March before playing hosts in the return encounter in Kumasi on the weekend of 5–7 April.