Assistant Coach, Godwin Ablordey, up for the Wa test.

Ablordey up for Easter Sunday test

Posted on: Sat Apr 15, 2017 - Report by Bernard Nyankomago Yeboah

All is set for the match day 12 fixtures of the 2016/17 Premier League on the Easter weekend. Kotoko will be away to the defending champions, Wa All Stars. Assistant Coach, Godwin Ablordey is hoping to lead the Porcupines to victory in his first major test since Management tasked him to handle the technical affairs of the team after Zdravko Logarusic’s exit. 

“This is a stern test for myself and Kotoko but achieving success is not beyond us” he said. “We will put our strength together and battle Wa All Stars for the maximum points”. The foregoing were the words of the ex-Kotoko captain when Kotoko Express reached for an interview. 

It has been a rough journey for Kotoko in the last three weeks. In four league matches, the Porcupines have drawn two and lost two. Last Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, they were held to a goalless draw by Ebusua Dwarfs to the disappointment of the supporters. 

That second successive home draw led to the exit of Head Coach, Zdravko Logarusic. Godwin Ablordey, who has successfully obtained a CAF License ‘A’ Coaching Certificate, has the duty to steer the technical affairs of the club in the interim. His immediate task is Sunday’s away game. 

It’s a tricky fixture for the Porcupines. Wa All Stars began the season on a poor note. Their 1-1 draw on the first day with new entrants, Elmina Sharks at home signaled a bad start. They have however picked up with time. They have two outstanding matches to play and are 8th on the league table with 13 points. They drew 1-1 away to Tema Youth in the last match. 

Returning to their favourite Wa Park, where they beat Kotoko 1-0 last season, they will try to capitalise on home advantage. Kotoko, despite the changes in the technical direction, are still organised and would mount a good challenge. Having gone winless in four matches, Kotoko can’t afford to slip again. The players have to show character to deliver and consolidate their third position on the table. 

One department where Kotoko have fallen short recently remains the attack. The Porcupines have scored just a goal in four matches despite creating decent chances. They have lost their last two away matches but Godwin Ablordey and his assistants are ready to reverse the away defeats with victory. That must start on Easter Sunday.


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