Posted On Monday, 8th April 2013
The 28-year-old Ghana international midfielder talks about KRC Genk’s chances in the Belgian play-offs and says the South African Premier Soccer League is tempting.
In an exclusive interview, he tells Ghanasoccernet.com about his ambitions for the coming seasons.
GSN: You have scored some important goals and had an excellent first season with Genk, what’s your impression?
BK: I didn’t expect a good season like this because I missed the important periods of the season which is the pre-season training which is very important but by the grace of God I was able to work hard and catch up with my team mates.
And also Genk is a good team with quality players so it helped me adopt fast.
GSN: You’re still in the play-off, how do you assess Genk’s chances? Do you think Genk stand a chance of winning against sides like Anderlecht?
BK: I think we have chance because before the play-offs we were 7 points behind Anderlecht but we beat them 1-2 in the first game so now it’s only 3 points difference with 8 games to go.
GSN: In the Europa League, you also did well but were kicked out by Stuttgart. How was the feeling?
BK: It was the first time Genk made it past the group stage of Europa League competition so the team was satisfied even though we were eliminated.
GSN: After playing in the Europa League, are you hoping to go up the pecking order and play in the Champions League next season?
BK: Yes we are hoping for CL spot but all depends on how the play off goes. We need to be 1st or 2nd place.
GSN: You’re 28 now, what’s your general ambition ?
BK: I’m praying for good health so I can have a great season next year then I will see what happens.
GSN: Where next after Genk and Belgiun?
BK: I don’t know yet but the South African league is tempting
GSN: South Africa ??
BK: Yes! South Africa. The league is tempting and I think I would like to play there one day.
GSN: What’s your coach’s impression about your output?
BK: For now the coaches and the officials are impressed and want me to continue this way. Yes of cause they want me to stay I have 2 more years on my contract after this season and they want me to stay.