The Hunters boss has insisted that the Cameroonian striker is not a threat to them ahead of the game on Tuesday in Bechem
Bechem United coach Kassim Mingle has rejected suggestions that Cameroonian striker Etuoga Mbella Frank Thierry is a threat to his side ahead of matchday nineteen of Ghana Premier League at the Fosu Gyeabour Park in Bechem.
The 20-year-old has had an explosive start to the Premier League as he currently leads the topscorer’s chart with 13 goals.
However, Kassim believes Etouga Mbella has been struggling to find his feet in away matches for Kotoko and his poor away run will continue.
“On Friday, Kotoko played against Hearts of Oak and they couldn’t surprise Hearts of Oak, so definitely the same thing is going to happen at our home grounds,” Kassim said.
“Etouga Mbella and Mfegue played against Hearts of Oak and we couldn’t see them in the game. Even for Etouga, he only scores goals in their home at Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
“In away matches, he can’t score goals. You watch the statistics you will see that all the goals he has scored this season were all in Kumasi. So it’s going to continue, yesterday they played they couldn’t score. It’s going to continue like that,” he added.
Etouga’s goals represent 46 per cent of the total goals scored by Kotoko at this point in the league but 11 of his 13 goals have been in Kumasi and they include four penalties.
Kotoko will meet three former players on Tuesday including Augustine Okrah, Emmanuel Asante and Latif Anabila.
They lead the Premier League log with 40 points, ten points better than Bechem who sit fourth on the log.