Kotoko PRO explains move to transfer 6 players

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Mr Obed Owusu Acheampong has explained that the decision to transfer six first team players of the club was a tactical move rather than insubordination on the part of the affected players as widely speculated.

Kotoko last week announced the mutual termination of the contracts of Deputy Captain Eric Donkor, Tuffour Frimpong Manso and Frank Sarfo Gyamfi and transfer-listed forwards Yakubu Mohammed and Saddick Adams as well as midfielder Seth Opare.

The Kotoko PRO, however, denied reports that Baba Mahama has been put on transfer, stating that the former Techiman City star was part of the club’s plans and was back in training after a long injury lay-off.

Explaining the club’s decision to a section of the local media, Mr Acheampong said the decision was taken in the interest of both the club and the players.

He pointed out that management held meetings with the affected players and discussed with them the decision to axe them from the ‘Fabulous’ family.

“There are instances players are forced to warm the bench for a long time or they fail to make the cut for the first team and these players gets paid at the end of every month.

The move will help the players to make progress in their respective careers whilst ensuring the club also has value for money “he explained.

When quizzed on the involvement of the technical team headed by Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin, the PRO was however not emphatic with his reply, stating their involvement was part of the larger process.

He dismissed reports indicating that Saddick Adams was shown the exit door because of issues with indiscipline.’

Adams’ transfer has come as a surprise to many Porcupine faithfuls, given his impressive record of netting 10 goals in 14 matches.

He has since registered his displeasure at the decision of the club, indicating that the club will regret for letting him go.




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