Sports News of Sunday, 27 December 2015
Former Heart of Lions trainer Yussif Abubakari has revealed top five players who have passed through his hands.
The experienced trainer reluctantly named the most talented Ghanaian players he horned at the infantry stages of their career.
The ex Windy Professional coach is revered for his eagle eye for young talents across the country.
The veteran trainer identified Black Stars flying full back Samuel Inkoom, Abeiku Quansah, Micheal Anaba, Eric Donkor and Thormas Abbey as the best of players to have passed through his grinding mill.
The former Tutor at the Winneba football Academy gave much premium to the above players because of their versatility and self creativity.
The soft spoken trainer tipped the aforementioned players to blossom into future stars just as the rise of Samuel Inkoom into the black stars set up.
In a survey conducted by www.sportscrusader.com ahead of the incoming football season, Yussif Abubakari explained the criterion used in culling the lengthy list of players to have passed through his hands.
The ex Lions trainer mentioned the adaptation to variety of positions, technical and tactical awareness and self creativity as the main barometer for his classification.
He said, “It is extremely difficult to mention just five players from the many players I have since managed as a coach. It will be very very difficult but players like Samuel Inkoom, Abeiku Quansah, Micheal Anaba, Eric Donkor and Thormas are some of the best players I have since spotted at the very early stages of their career.
I spotted them from different places and we worked together at the Winneba College where we qualified as Windy Professional in the Division two league.
The ability to play in varied positions with ease and the technical and tactical awareness make these players stand tall among their colleague. I think there are extremely talented”.
He added “Players like Isaac Twum, Isaac Quansah, and Osman Muntaka are some of the players in the line as well. They are technically sound and I think they can reach higher status like the other players mention earlier. Also, Enock Atta Agyei, Suad Bawa and Wireko Sampson Boampong are some of the young talents I cannot leave out. Watch out for them in the coming season”.
Coach Yussif Abubakari is noted for giving bigger platforms to young players on the local scene highlighted by the likes of Isaac Twum and Isaac Quansah at Heart of Lions last season.