By Dennis Osei
Accra, Sept. 5, GNA
– Budding Asante Kotoko center back Richard Osei Agyemang says he wants to be
remembered as a legend at the club after enjoying some impressive spell of
consistency this season.
Agyemang, 22 joined
the Porcupine Warriors together with three other players from Berekum Chelsea
prior to the start of 2015/16 season on a three-year deal.
and asserting an assure sense of confidence, Agyeo (as he is affectionately
called by fans) has won most plaudits from the Kumasi aficionados for his
assured defensive display.
Michael Osei, head
coach of Asante Kotoko has singled him out as the best player in most matches
the team had played so far.
Agyeo told the GNA
sports desk in an interview that he is not complacent at all and is looking
forward for even greater heights.
“I am very humbled
with the warm reception I’m receiving in Kumasi already. But I am not done yet.
I want to win the league with Kotoko if even not this year. My wish is also to
win an African club competition as well as winning everything with Kotoko
because it is a big club.
I want to be
remembered as a defensive icon in Kumasi,” a confident Agyemang said.
Osei Agyemang says
he was inspired by the industrious displays of former Kotoko defensive
stalwarts Issah Ahmed and Joseph Hendricks. Both players played in the 2005
Confederations Cup final for Kotoko, which they lost to arch rivals Accra
Hearts of Oak with the latter as the captain of the team.
“I looked up to
Issah Ahmed and Hendricks (Oreba) a lot, especially Issah Ahmed, during his
three year stay with Kotoko. I heard a lot about them during their days with
the club and I always wished to be like them whenever I watched them play.
You cannot mention clubs’
legends of Kotoko and forget about Issah Ahmed and Oreba,” Agyeo added.
The former national
youth team player has played 22 times out of the 27 league games for Kotoko
this season. Agyeo missed 5 games in the league due to an injury he sustained
in their week eight encounter with New Edubiase at the Baba Yara Stadium, which
kept him in the treatment room for seven weeks.
established exploits in defence for one of the biggest clubs in Africa, Agyeo
says he will relish an opportunity to play for the Black Stars.
“It has always been
my wish to play for the Black Stars. I am playing in the top flight division
with a big club so I am ready to play for the national team. I want to continue
with my form and hopefully I will play for the Black Stars soon,” he emphasized.