Posted On Thursday, 1st August 2013
Sekondi Hasaacas coach Kobinah Amissah has admitted he is broadly disappointed with the massive dip in form of former Ghana U17 star Isaac Donkor and has promised to hold talks with him.
The newly-promoted Ghana Premier League side included the box-to-box midfielder in a seven player transfer list of players who have been told to leave the club.
Donkor, 23, was tipped for greatness after his sheer display of precocity at the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2007 in South Korea – scoring Ghana’s lone goal against Brazil in the round of 16 tie.
However despite his prodigious efforts, he failed to secure a move abroad fading out of the international stage as he was overlooked for the 2009 Ghana U20 squad.
He joined Liberty Professionals from Sekondi Hasaacas in 2008 but rejoined Hasmal two seasons ago with hopes of relaunching his career and aid the club’s promotion campaign.
But he failed to secure regular playing time even in the second-tier league.
Kobinah Amissah, the Hasaacas coach reveals he took a special interest in the midfielder and worked to bring the best out of him but he feels Donkor has hit the brick.
“I tried everything I could to help him when I took over because I know his qualities and potentials but things didn’t work and it was even difficult for me to include him in the Middle League squad,” he said.
The former Berekum Chelsea team B coach has however promised to investigate the misery behind Donkor’s problems.
“When I come back, I’ll try and hold talks with him and actually find out what is wrong with him because its really worrying.”
Donkor’s other team-mates in that Ghana U17 side who have vanished out of the scene include Francis Boadi, Kelvin Bossman, Meisuna Alhassan, Eric Opoku and Baba Sampana.
Only six out of the 21-man who played in South Korea for Ghana ply their trades abroad and even so it is Ishmael Yartey, Daniel Opare, Enock Adu Kofi and Abeiku Quansah who play top-tier football.