Monday, January 3, 2011


FOOTBALL lovers and holidaymakers in Kumasi will have something sumptuous to feed on tomorrow when the new-look Asante Kotoko outdoor their fresh players in a friendly match against New Edubiase United at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Kotoko had gone on expensive shopping during the mid-season, bringing on board some young talented players who are expected to change the fortunes of the team in the second round scheduled to begin on January 9.
Mr Jarvis Peprah, Public Affairs Manager of Asante Kotoko, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that the match would paint a picture of what the players have in store for the loyal fans of the club who have unfortunately been subjected to pain and agony as a result of dismal showing by the team.
Among the players who will feature for Kotoko are the former Wa All Stars duo of Nathaniel Asamoah and Mohammed Yahaya Sabato. Others are Awal Mohammed, Michael Akuffo, Yaw Frimpong and Iddrissu Nafiu all former players of ASEC Mimosas and Gomoa Fetteh Feyenoord.
Also to feature are Joseph Tachie-Mensah, a former player of Hearts of Oak and Israeli side, Hapoel Beer Sheva, Seidu Traore from Mali, and Ahmed Toure who is making a return to the club.
Mr Peprah said New Edubiase was chosen for the trial match in view of the current form of the Bekwai-based side.
Edubiase, who have a crop of enterprising players, beat Kotoko 2-1 in the first round Premier League match in Kumasi.
Moderate fees will be charged at the gates. Kick-off time is 3p.m.

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