Asante Kotoko coach C.K Akonnor is cautiously optimistic ahead of his side’s CAF Confederation Cup clash against Al Hilal.

Porcupines Warriors will face the Sudanese giants in Match Day 5 of the on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium with both sides eyeing a win to boost their chances of qualifications to the next stage.

"Hilal is a very discipline side, and they have improved in a lot of area since they changed their coach," said Akonnor in his pre-match press conference.

"We have two games to go and its important that we win them. From what we have seen from Hilal, its obvious that they are solid at the back. Its a difficult task playing against such teams. But we are looking forward to get a good result,"