Ghanaian coach Joseph Emmanuel Sarpong believes Asante Kotoko have done the themselves and the nation proud regardless of what happens in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Kotoko drew 1-1 with Sudanese Club Al Hilal over the weekend leaving their fate in the game against ZESCO United.
The Porcupine Warriors will need to beat ZESCO on Sunday to make it past the Group stages of the competition.
But according to the veteran coach, Kotoko deserve credit even if they fail to qualify for the quarterfinals.
"Even if Kotoko get knocked out at this stage, the team and the coach must be praised because they have done well for themselves and nation, he told Asempa FM.
The match has been scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 17 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium