Posted On Friday, 16th August 2013
Kotoko midfielder Yahaya Mohammed accepts questions are being asked of the club as they prepare to defend their Premier League title.
The Porcupine Warriors endured a topsy turvy campaign last season and clinched their 22nd League title on the final day of the championship.
The club has gone through off-season turmoil following the resignation of Executive chairman Dr Kofi Kodua Sarpong.
There are those who believe exit of the ex-Tema Oil Refinery boss will be felt by the club and bring a sense of weakness to the team.
With their arch-rivals Hearts of Oak determined to reclaim the crown after going four years without a trophy, all eyes will be on coach Didi Dramani and the ability of his men to prove they can make it a hat-trick of titles.
Mohammed, who returned from a loan spell at Amidaus Professionals is aware pressure will be on the team to deliver yet another Premier League crown but insists they have the men to stand up to the heat.
“People will be asking many questions as to whether the club can win the League again. Why not? It has been done in the past two seasons, so why not this one as well? Mohammed asked
“I believe we have quality in this team and therefore will just urge the teeming fans to continue supporting us.
“Kotoko will be stronger this season. You look at the faces of my colleagues and you can see determination and drive to succeed.”
Kotoko will open their title defense with a tricky tie against Aduana Stars away from home.