C.K Akonnor bemoaned Asante Kotoko’s defending in their defeat to Nkana FC in the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Porcupine Warriors suffered their second defeat in the group stages in Zambia as Nkana whipped them by 3-1.

Akonnor blamed the defeat on poor defending at vital times, but admitted the Zambian giants  were deserved winners.

“Today, the match was lost on one difference which is our defensive department. We were not able to curtail the crosses. We had seen them [Nkana] and known their strengths… but we lacked understanding and couldn’t defend the aerial balls and that cost us,” Akonnor bemoaned during his post-match conference.

“We showed too much weakness with the aerial balls so we have to work on that and move forward.

“Before this game, there was pressure and now that we’ve lost, there will be pressure back home to win the next match and we’ve got to deal with it.  We have to accept the loss in good faith,” the Kotoko trainer added.

Asante Kotoko, now bottom of Group C with three points after three games, return home to host Nkana FC in the matchday four round of games on Sunday, March 3.