Sports News of Saturday, 19 October 2019
The CEO of Asante Kotoko George Amoako has described Burkina Faso striker Sogne Yacouba as a great player contrary to his earlier views of the forward.
Mr Amoako has in the past said the Porcupine Warriors do not need Yacouba to succeed when the player threatened to leave.
“I said what I had to say at the time of the unfortunate incident but deep in my heart I don’t have anything against him (Yacouba), and I want our supporters to be aware that I don’t hate the player or whatsoever but when your topmost asset is destabilising things with his actions and inactions in your team you’ve got to say something to motivate the other ones to know and realise that they can do the job without him, so at that point in time I had to say what I had to say to make things stable in the club. But my heart is clean and I have a good relationship with him now so no supporter should think that I hate him, never, ” Amoako told Fox FM in Kumasi.
“He’s one of the most talented footballers in the club now and he’s training very hard to make his comeback stronger and that’s all we all want from him.”
Mr. Amoako again stated that he believes Yacouba will be a pivot in their game against San Pedro on 27th October at the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium at 3pm.
“We’re all hoping he turns up in a good form when we host our Ivorian opponents San Pedro in Kumasi to secure a vital home win before the second leg in Abidjan,” he added.