Stephen Asante, GNA
Kumasi, Jan. 24, GNA
– Embattled King Faisal Babies have reignited their push for a possible escape
from the relegation zone of the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League (GPL), with the
signing-on of two midfield dynamos – Daniel Nii Adjei and Mike Akuffo.
The two former
Asante Kotoko players, perhaps, come on board with the needed experience key to
saving the Kumasi-based club from a possible relegation this season.
No midfield duo
currently in the League, in terms of experience and versatility, come close to
those versatile midfielders, and their inclusion in the Faisal squad is seen by
many as the beginning of good things to come.
For Nii Adjei, his
stints with multiple CAF Champions League winners, T.P. Mazembe, had helped to
develop him into a more mature player – and his physical presence in the squad
would definitely pose serious challenges to any opposing side.
Faisal, find themselves in the 17th position of the eighteen-club
league on two points – after five weeks of action.
It is one of their
worst starts to the GPL, and for a club which just returned from relegation, a
lot ought to be done in order to save the situation.
Mr. Awal Mohammed,
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Faisal, told the GNA Sports in Kumasi, that
the coming of the two midfielders would boost the ego and confidence of the
relatively young team.
They are expected to
bring diversity to the squad, which, hitherto, had been dependent on 17-year
old Charles Adu-Gyamfi, Frimpong Boateng and Latif Mohammed.
“We are likely to
feature the two midfield players in our impending matches as the technical team
is satisfied with their output since joining the club,” the Faisal PRO noted.
Faisal would take on
Elmina Sharks in a match day six fixture at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, over
the weekend – an encounter the Management had dubbed “Time for Recovery”.