Thursday, November 18, 2010


KUMASI Asante Kotoko have placed eight players, including four seniors, on the transfer list as part of measures to reverse the downward trend of the club.
They include Francis Akwaffo, keeper Eric Nii Baah, Kwadwo Poku and Kabiru Moro, all senior players of the club.
The rest are goalkeeper Habib Mohammed, Peter Amoah, Elias Ankrah and Mutalabi Mohammed.
A statement signed by the Executive Chairman of the club, Dr K.K. Sarpong, thanked the players for their contributions to the team and wished them the best of luck in their future endeavours.
Just after taking over the club, the new Serbian coach, Bogdan Korak, indicated he would undertake an overhaul of the team which would affect 12 players. But it appears now that more than 12 players could be declared surplus under the exercise.
A club source told the Daily Graphic in Kumasi yesterday that the names of more players would be announced in due course.
However, one player who may be shocked by his transfer is Kabiru Moro. Even though he had not been scoring of late, he had been featured in many matches, albeit as a substitute.
Coach Korak has decided to trim the team to 25 senior players and 15 for the junior side.
In another development, the management of the club has appointed former player and coach, Malik Jabir, as technical advisor and team manager of the club.
Malik has been in and out of the Kotoko technical department and his latest appointment is expected to inject some discipline into that area.

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