Former Ghana Black Stars and Asante Kotoko player Kofi Badu has shared strong views on the technical leadership of his former club Asante Kotoko.
Speaking to Ace Broadcast Journalist Lovin’ C on Silver FM / TV from his base in Italy, the legend called for a change in the technical direction of Asante Kotoko.
In his view, Kofi Badu indicated that he has been carefully following the Ghana Premier League and has noted that other players in the domestic top-flight are very good and are slightly ahead of players presently in Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
He implored the current management of the club to augment their squad with good players to win laurels for the club.
”Players must be selected to Kotoko on merit and be given the opportunity to shine for the senior national football team, the Black Stars as it was during our era”.
The 1982 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner advised players to eschew laziness and resort to extra training outside the mainstream club schedule to attract foreign contracts. “This is how we were able to perform at optimum levels”, he said.
He credited the late A.O. Lawson who was Athletics Coach in the Ashanti Region for motivating their squad to excel.
Kofi Badu is a grand figure in the history of Asante Kotoko. An African champion in 1982. He was an African club championship finalist in 1982 and later won it in 1983 with Kotoko. Badu was Kotoko’s greatest player in the 1980s according to Ghana Sports History.
Asante Kotoko managed to finish fourth in the just ended Ghana Premier League season with 52 points, trailing league Champions Medeama SC by eight points.
Story by : Edmund Osafo Addo | SilverSports