STRIKER Louis Agyemang started training with his new club Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the club's Ridge training grounds in Kumasi yesterday.
A large number of supporters of the club turned up at the training grounds to catch a glimpse of the player whose registration was beset with challenges. Some supporters, calling themselves members of the Louis Agyemang Fun Club, sang in praise of the striker.
Training under the tutelage of coach Maurice Cooreman, the former Hearts of Oak and Kaiser Chiefs striker, looked swift on his legs, and the fans cheered him on continuously.
His presence is expected to bring much competition in the attacking department of Asante Kotoko as two new signings, Alex Asamoah and Fredrick Quayson, will battle for position with the old faithful, Eric Bekoe and Kwadwo Poku.
Reports that Accra Hearts of Oak were bent on snatching him when a cheque allegedly issued by Kotoko to the striker could not be honoured at the bank, became a source of concern to supporters of the reds.
But the Kotoko management moved quickly to put things through, paying half of the contract sum of GH¢25,000 to Agyemang last Wednesday.
The player left Kumasi for Accra when Kotoko failed to pay the contract sum.