By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Asante Kotoko midfielder Rahim Ayew is urging his teammates to put behind their Champions League disappointment as they return to domestic action on Thursday.
The champions are on the road against FA Cup holders Medeama in their outstanding Premier League clash in Tarkwa.
Kotoko are looking for a win to help burry their early Champions League exit at the hands of Liberian side Barrack Young Controllers.
Medeama on the other hand want to show they the new big boys in Ghana following the Confederations Cup progress.
Many believe the big match up has come too soon for Kotoko who are still feeling the effects of their Champions League exit.
But midfielder Ayew says the players must be ready to deliver the desired results against the Yellow and Mauves.
“I believe we are ready for the next game because as professionals we have to be prepared to play games as and when they come,” he told Metro FM.
“I admit it has been difficult after the Champions League exit but we have to get on with things.
“We have to be ready to play the next game, I know I am and I believe the rest of the players are.”
Kotoko will stretch their lead on the Ghanaian top flight to seven points if they manage the tough win at Medeama on Thursday.