Despite becoming a member of in pre-season coaching forward of the 2022/23 campaign, Etouga is but to characteristic in a game for the Porcupine Warriors, lacking the tour in Sudan in addition to the primary leg conflict against Kadiogo in Benin.
The player has been closely linked with a transfer away from the Ghana Premier League champions, with Egypt’s Al Masry said to be the newest to be part of the chase.
Ahead of the game at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, Zerbo was quizzed on the affect the player’s doubtless absence may have on the membership.
“Asante Kotoko is a big club and if Mbella isn’t around, that doesn’t mean the club won’t be there,” he said throughout his pre-match convention.
“I heard he’s is an important player but I didn’t work with him but I believe those who won in Benin can equally step up for the club.”
Etouga scored 21 goals for Kotoko throughout the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season, one in need of top scorer, Yaw Annor.