Amos Frimpong (L) with Yakubu Mohammed.

Amos assesses Kotoko chances in Super Clash

Posted on: Sat Mar 18, 2017 - Report by Bernard Nyankomago Yeboah

Skipper Amos Frimpong believes Kotoko have the men to overcome Hearts in Sunday’s Super Clash in Accra but he admits much work would have to be done in that regard.  “We’ve good players to beat Hearts but it doesn’t mean we should be complacent” he said. 

“We ought to double our efforts to make Sunday victorious” added the captain who suffered a hand injury in the opening match against Liberty at home. He rejoined the team in the home date with WAFA in midweek, playing an inspirational role in the hard fought 1-0 home win. 

He praised the effort of his teammates while commenting on the WAFA duel. “After drawing with Bolga All Stars, we promised to bounce back. I’m happy we’ve fulfilled our promise. It’s a victory for the fans. We assure them our best and I commend my colleagues for their effort”. 

Reacting to concerns from some fans that Kotoko couldn’t attack well as a result of the perceived defensive tactics, the hardworking captain said: “We’re working with coaches who know what their task. I plead with all to exercise patience and keep supporting the team. We are gradually picking up. There’s the need for the fans to help us as we progress” he argued. 

After overpowering WAFA, Amos, who has a good record for scoring in recent Hearts matches, said the time was right to concentrate on the Phobians. In his last two matches against Hearts, Amos has hit the back of the net twice – one in the UNA Peace match before the December 7 General Elections and the other in an off-season mini tournament. 

In the Peace match, Amos first missed a penalty before cancelling Hearts’ lead with a classic goal to end the game 2-2. Then in the semi-final of the G-6 tourney also last year, Amos scored from the spot kick in regulation time and also in the shootouts in the match which Kotoko lost. 

Though he didn’t promise scoring on Sunday, Amos Frimpong argued Kotoko would thrive on team work to succeed. “I will neither promise a goal nor am I going to be concerned with who will score and how many goals we will score. All I am looking up to is a win. We working as a unit and we won’t anything to chance to beat Hearts” he ended.


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