Kotoko will miss my face not performance
Posted on: Fri Jul 20, 2012
Ghanaian Youth international Baba Abdul Rahman has told Kotoko Express that he has started missing Kotoko already, just weeks after joining German Bundesliga side Greuther Furth.
The player, who has been included in the club’s 26 man squad for the pre season in Austria and given jersey number 18 says he will forever be indebted to Kotoko for exposing him to the football World.
Asked if Kotoko will miss him as a result of his departure to Germany, the defender who is an integral part of the national U 23 team Black Satellites said that should not be the case as there are equally good players in the team.
“I have already started missing Kotoko but I think the Kotoko team and the fans will just miss my face not my performance because all those playing at the left back are equally good like me. I only had the chance to justify myself and my colleagues helped in giving me the confidence after the technical team worked on me. I will always be grateful to Kotoko for the opportunity”. Said Baba
The player has already featured in five friendly matches for the club and is counting on his African brothers in the team Gerald Asamoah, Christian Onuegbu and Senegalese goalkeeper Issa Ndoye to cope in the tough Bundesliga.
He said his coach Mike Buskens has got a great deal of confidence in him and together with other factors will spur him on to raise the flag of Ghana high.
“Gerald Asamoah has been a brother to me here and I am thankful but my team mates here in Germany received me warmly. It is my wish to train well this pre season so that I can perform well in the league. I know eyes will be on me because it s not easy to move straight into a Bundesliga side from an African side so it brings lots of demands, I know with my creator’s helping hand, I will survive”
Rahman who describes Michael Anaba as his best friend in the Kotoko team will always remember the matches against Hearts as some of his best especially the victory in Kumasi in the just ended league. He reposed confidence in the Kotoko team as they prepare to defend the league title and also make an impact in the CAF Champions league.
“It is unfortunate some of us had to leave at this stage but I bet you Kotoko will continue to dominate football in Ghana and make a great impact in Africa next season. The team is there and despite the absence of Maxwell Konadu some of us trust Kotoko to go all the way next season”, said Rahman.
On the upcoming African Youth Cup qualifier against Uganda, Rahman expressed the hope the Ghana would scale through adding that the team is made up of the next generation of the Black Stars players who are ready to step up their game in honour of Ghana.
“There have been difficulties but I am very sure this group will not disappoint Ghana. We are learning fast and I am very sure we will eliminate Uganda and crown our efforts by qualifying for the African and the World Youth Cup tournaments”.
He was happy that Michael Anaba has been called to the Black Satellites team adding that his inclusion will help the team a lot in their march to conquer the World.
By Thomas Boakye-Agyemang
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