Former Asante Kotoko and Black Stars Midfielder Francis Kumi has lamented the present performance of Kumasi-based powerhouse Asante Kotoko. He believes the club’s display had fallen short of his expectations, and was particularly unhappy with the club’s 2022 / 23 campaign.
Speaking to Omanbapa Show host Lovin’ C on Silver TV/FM from his base in Belgium, the former Ghanaian International expressed worry with the club’s performance in the just ended Ghana Premier League season which he believes has even caused average home game attendance to decline.
”It is obvious that these poor displays by players has reduced fan confidence and contributed to the Stadium’s bleeding attendees”
He emphasized that ; ”lackluster performances would always turn away fans from the stadium”.
The witty midfielder encouraged domestic players in the nation’s top flight especially Asante Kotoko players to constantly maintain both on-camp and off-camp training disdcipline for self development and also improve on their abilities to shine and earn national team call-ups.
”Hardwork, focus and determination are the keys to great achievements” Kumi added.
”These players should not forget hat they are playing for one of the best clubs in Africa and beyond so they should aim above the mark if they want to be ex-stars or famous legends of the club” he stressed.
Kumi played alongside the late Opoku Afriyie, Kofi Badu, Albert Asaase, Seth Ampadu, Ahmed Rockson and Papa Arko at Asante Kotoko in the early 80’s before his transfer to Bordeaux in France.
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.