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Posted on: Thu Oct 18, 2012
There’s no reason for supporters to panic – Listowell
Public and Supporters Relations Manager, Listowell Yesu Bukarson has appealed to Kotoko supporters not to panic because the Porcupines have gone two matches without a win. According to him, there is no correct basis for anybody to be fearful that the team would fail in its league defence because it is too early for such conclusions to be drawn.
Listowell made the appeal in reaction to criticism of the team’s performance in their first two matches. Whereas the Porcupines drew goalless at home to Amidaus Professionals, their date with Ashantigold at Obuasi ended 2-2.
This week some fans have been expressing their dissatisfaction with the two results but the club spokesman explained that there were good reasons for the supporters not to be worried. “We should not press the panic bottom. Our squad was depleted ahead of the first game. We lost six players to injury, ill-health and national team assignment. Ashantigold are a potent side, we battled them well. We saw great improvement. I urge everybody to be hopeful and rally behind the team for the Lions game” he said.
Nii Adjei, Yaw Frimpong in DR Congo
Hard working midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei and right back Yaw Frimpong have arrived in Lubumbashi, the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Public and Supporters Relations Manager, Listowell Bukarson disclosed to Kotoko Express that the two players were led by International Relations Manager, Kwame Baah-Nuakoh to the copper-mining town.
Whereas Nii Adjei is on his way out to DR Congo’s TP Mazembe, Yaw Frimpong, who will also join the same club early next year is there for a pre-contract arrangement, said Listowell. The Public and Supporters Relations Manager said management has not put any figures out regarding the price-tag placed on the two players adding that those details will be publicised when the contractual agreements between Kotoko and TP Mazembe have been finalised.
Ochaya, Adama eligible to play
Contrary to reports by some sections of the media that Joseph Ochaya from Uganda and Ben Adama from Ivory Coast are yet to receive their residence and work permits, Kotoko Express have it on authority that the two players have all the appropriate documentation regarding their residence and work permits. Public and Supporters Relations Manager, Listowell Bukarson in an interview said the two players would not have been selected for Sunday’s league match at the Len Clay Stadium if they had not received those documentations. “We fielded Adama because he had everything right and the same goes for Ochaya. He was on the bench because he also had his papers right”.
Compiled by: Jerome Otchere
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