F.K Sevojno wants 5 Kotoko players
By: David Kyei. Zlatibor, Serbia
surrounding an earlier lead to end up 2-4 losers, players of
Fabulous Asante Kotoko FC have become the hot targets of Serbian
opponents F.K Sevojno.
of the Serbian club have expressed interest in Ahmed Toure, Awal
Mohamed, Jordan Opoku, Isaac Amoako and Michael Akuffu.
demonstrate their determination and desire to have if not all,
some of the players, the club president of F.K Sevojno was seen
trying to engage the leader of delegation and the head coach in
could not speak not even a little English, his emphasis was on
getting Bogdan Korak give him a favorable response to the desire
he and his club expressed.
a chat with coach Korak, he confirmed that yes indeed a request
for the players have been made and discussed.
am not the club president, I have asked them to wait until the
Executive Chairman arrived in Serbia so that we can have a
remains a fact that getting the opportunity to sell out some of
their players who are on tour is one of the prime reasons for
embarking on the tour, it remains to be seen what kind of offer
would be made officially for them.
the FIFA agent who worked tirelessly to assist Kotoko come to
Serbia, Goran Milovanovic of Virtus International, was around at
the match and was privy to the discussions so one can never say
never when the money involved is good and meets the expectations
match itself, Kotoko players though suffered a defeat fought
gallantly as they did battle their opponents with tired limps
after over 24 hours of continuous travelling by air and road.
by Ahmed Toure was not enough to secure a much needed win for
Kotoko as a victory in that match would have set a good starting
tone for the training tour.
notwithstanding, the team played so well until a point when
nature took its toll on the tired players who also had to endure
a very hot afternoon with temperature raging between 36º-38 ºC.
weather condition was so harsh that for the first time in the
careers of almost the Ghanaian component of the Kotoko
contingent, there were two breaks in the match. First was when
the referee stopped the match for a two minutes break on the
twentieth minute mark, and the second being the halftime break.
and fatigue wore Kotoko players down and could not run better
anymore. Their challenges for balls were always weak. The
Sevojno coach realizing that Kotoko players were tired from the
travel instructed his players to go hard in their tackles on
players started taking Kotoko on the run and speed ball thereby
crushing the Kotoko resolve that had been carefully managed.
pressure on Kotoko yielded results as they scored three goals to
set the score line at 3-2 at half time.
coaches introduced more players into the match with Sevojno
bringing on seven as against Kotoko’s five and it paid off for
Sevojno as one of the substitutes perfectly completed a sweet
inter-positional play to record their fourth goal.
tiredness and exhaustion that made things difficult for the
team, Kotoko could have done better if the players upfront had
taken their time and corporately sought the interest of the
opinion the telepathy that was seen between Nathaniel Asamoah
and Ahmed Toure which was seen at the start of second round of
the 2010/11 league season has died off.
Kotoko could have killed off the
game in the first twenty minutes as chances upon chances came
the way of Kotoko but the attackers treated the Kotoko interest
their own ways.
Soulama Abdoulaye/ Isaac
Amoako, Yaw Frimpong/Sabato Mohamed, Prince Anokye/Louis
Quainoo, John Kuffour/Henry Ohene Brenya, Awal Mohamed, Frank
Boateng/ Harrif Mohamed, Daniel Nii Adjei/Obeng Reagan, Michael
Akuffu, Ahmed Toure/Nafiu Idrissu, Jordan Opoku and Nathaniel