By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Medeama midfielder Michael Helegbe says he is â€˜hurtâ€™ by Asante Kotokoâ€™s early exit from the CAF Champions League.
The 28-year-old left the Ghanaian champions to join the Yellow and Mauves before the second half of the domestic season.
Some critical fans have attributed Kotokoâ€™s elimination from the Champions League to the lack of depth of the squad â€“ with Helegbeâ€™s free transfer to Medeama their reference point.
The ex Liberty Professionals captain has helped the Tarkwa-based side advance in their debut campaign in the Confederations Cup.
He however reveals he is hurt by Kotokoâ€™s failure to progress from the first preliminary round of the Champions League.
â€œIt hurts when you hear a team like Asante Kotoko have been knocked out of the Champions League,â€ he told Montie FM.
â€œIt is a great club with massive following to endure such a disappointment.
â€œBut this is football and things like this can happen. They [Kotoko] now have to pick up the pieces and move on.â€
The Porcupine Warriors will now be turning their sights on their domestic campaign where they are in pole position to retain their Premier League crown for the third successive time.