We are cautiously optimistic-Maxwell and players
Posted on: Thu Mar 22, 2012
After securing a goalless draw results at the Berekum Golden City Park against defending league champions, Berekum Chelsea, members of Team Kotoko are optimistic of success in lifting this year’s league trophy.
They have therefore assured that despite their optimism, they are going to thread cautiously so as not to allow complacency and swollen headedness to creep into their play.
Speaking to Kotoko Express in the team bus on their return to Kumasi, head coach, Maxwell Konadu, insisted that he was not the least surprised at the performance of his players because “they have been trained to be physically fit, mentality tough and above all, live by the realization of their full potential”.
“Player for player, talent for talent, Kotoko has the best assembly of materials in the country and so one only have to give them the right direction and confidence and they will deliver the desired results”.
Recounting the events of the Chelsea-Kotoko match, he praised his boys for the fact that they fully adhered to his instructions for the match.
“We were not to give any referee or opponent the opportunity to put us in bad light. Imagine my sending off from the bench, what do you think would have happened to us if any of my players had dared to seek explanations from the referee?” he asked.
Having done away with the Chelsea threat, the next match is against Ebusua Dwarfs who will be playing away from home and for this match, the coach says he has plans to go for all the three points at stake.
“The fact that Dwarfs will be travelling away to play their home match gives us an equal advantage for the full points.”
“We are not complacent. We have our job well cut out and that is to win the league. We will therefore not allow anything to come between our ambition and our work”.
“I therefore entreat our fans to take over the Sunyani Park on Sunday and confuse Dwarfs with our huge presence”.
These feelings, hopes and sentiments were equally shared by Richard Yeboah, Ohene Brenya, Kofi Nti Boakye, Michael Akuffu, Yaw Frimpong, Awal Mohamed, Daniel Nii Adjei and Isaac Amoako.
These players who form the integral part of the team spoke separately to this paper and what run through their speeches was the need to stay focused, eschew complacency and above all thread with caution.
They therefore charged all fans of Kotoko to always patronize their matches and give them the maximum support they need to win.
On the match against Dwarfs on Sunday, they assured that they are committed to their task of winning the league and so will work hard to drive the dream and ambition to the final destination where they will be handed the trophy, the medals and every other prize that goes with winning the league title.
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