Asante Kotoko are wrong with wholesale player signing, says Yahaya Mohammed

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The striker who spent a couple of years at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium believes the Porcupine Warriors are getting their priorities wrong

Former Asante Kotoko striker Yahaya Mohammed says he disagrees with the club’s decision to sign several new players ahead of the start of the new Ghana Premier League season.

The Porcupine Warriors have announced the signing of ten new players and released close to thirteen players and Yahaya, who now plies his trade with Aduana Stars, believes such mistakes only lead to pressure being piled on head coach Maxwell Konadu since his new squad would need time to take shape.

“It’s is very disturbing Asante Kotoko is signing all these players. Bayern Munich is a strong side without doing more signings, they only do strategic signings to fill holes,” Yahaya said in an interview with Kumasi FM.

“When clubs sign more players with a lot of the regular players leaving, what it means is that supporters and management must have patience for the coach and players.

“What is happening in Kotoko can be likened to purchasing foodstuffs from the market and finding it difficult to blend it into preparing a delicious meal.

“The team is almost a new team which will be difficult to have an immediate good performance,” he said.

“The management and the supporters must give the players time else sacking of players will be a routine exercise after every season.An example is Augustine Okrah who was sacked from the club after flopping in just a game against Hearts of Oak in 2012 but today he has rejoined the club. He left and won the best player and goal King in the league with Bechem United,” he addded

Kotoko are currently in Koforidua as part of their pre-season. They will face Techiman Eleven Wonders on opening day at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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