Sports News of Monday, 17 June 2019
Following beating Hearts of Oak to qualify to the finals of the Exclusive Level of competition, head mentor of Asante Kotoko C K Akonnor has mentioned his aspect was lucky to get an early objective to unsettle their opponents as they were designed to chase the ball after.
According C K Akonnor, they understood Hearts of Oak could have the ball very effectively so they desired to preserve the ball and stop the Phobians from obtaining far more of the balls but they unsuccessful to do that right after leaping into the lead.
“We realized Hearts could possess the ball incredibly perfectly and at a stage in time we experienced to chase the ball which produced us pretty drained.
“What we desired to do was to retain the ball which we couldn’t. We have been fortuitous to have gotten that early objective and one thing that we did nicely was to protect perfectly,” he additional.
C K Akonnor also explained the rationale for participating in Amos Frimpong in midfield.
“Amos Frimpong is an skilled player, and of late we have been possessing problems at that posture and because he can hold on to the ball, we gave him that new position and he did really well,” he advised the media soon after the match.
Asante Kotoko will deal with Karela United in the finals of the tier a single league.