Kwabena Adusei applauds Kotoko's medical tests
Posted on: Thu Aug 02, 2012
New signing, Kwabena Adusei a.k.a Azarro, has applauded the stringent medical regime players undergo and have to pass before being signed on for Kotoko as one that meets any world class medicals conducted in the big leagues in Europe and elsewhere.
He says on the local scene, Kotoko continue to prove peerless in respect of institutional growth and so he feels happy and content to have finally landed in his dreamland; Asante Kotoko SC.
“I have so far played for three Ghanaian clubs (Tema Youth, Kessben FC and Medeama), and this is the first time I have seen or heard of a Ghanaian club organizing proper medicals on her players. This is also the first time I have seen a team conduct physical fitness tests on players to be signed,” he said.
In an interview with Kotoko Express after two days of training, the tough central defender who also has an added quality of goal scoring says the medicals go a long way to give players the confidence to go all out when cleared to be registered.
“As footballers it is always important to know your health status. So having been checked and cleared fit, it gives me a sort of psychological boost and I am sure it will definitely impact positively on my performance for Kotoko.
“My coming to Kotoko was not an easy decision to take especially when efforts were made to block my move. Now that I am here, I see it as a big challenge..I ignored all efforts aimed at preventing me from joining the biggest club in Ghana and I am therefore here to succeed and nothing would be allowed to come between me and success at Kotoko”.
Though a defender, Azarro scored seven goals last season and is determined to achieve an even higher feat, the challenges notwithstanding.
.“I have been wholeheartedly accepted and welcomed by my colleagues and we have been enjoying our union. One thing that is working for me is the fact that I have a long standing relationship with most of the players in Kotoko .I have joined Kotoko at a time when we are the reigning league champions and so I have a lot of challenges to meet. We therefore have to work harder than before to be able to meet the challenges ahead”.
Kotoko players enjoying good support both material and psychological forms from the fans is no secret, and Azarro, though not too long a Kotoko player is already feeling and enjoying the Kotoko flavor.
“It is amazing how within a twinkle of an eye, people are beginning to see me in different light and giving me a high prominence. I am a resident of Kumasi and so am known by many in the city, but since news of my coming to Kotoko broke, even people I live with in my area are now giving me some high stature that makes me sit back and wonder why it took me too long to come to Kotoko.
“I have gained instant prominence that is making me unable to do some things that I could freely do just last week. Kotoko has indeed taken me higher. I therefore want to assure the fans that I am here to making meaningful contribution to defend the league trophy and also make a bold and giant onslaught onto the continental scene.
“But to achieve this, they will have to support us with their prayers since we are definitely going to be the target of almost every club in the premier league.
“I thank them for their nice welcome and together, we can make Kotoko bigger than we see it now,” he added.
David Kyei, Kumasi
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