Kotoko to miss Imoro, Boadu and three other key players against WAFA


The Porcupine Warriors will have to do the job on Saturday without several key players in an unfavorable ground

Asante Kotoko will miss five key players when they travel to Sogakope to face WAFA on matchday 27 of Ghana Premier League on Saturday.

Defender and captain Abdul Ganiu Ismail will once again miss the game after failing to fully recover from the injury he sustained several weeks ago. In his absence, coach Prosper Ogum Narteh has been using Maxwell Agyemang, Andrew Appau and Mubarak Yussif and two of them are expected to start tomorrow.

Also, Richmond Lamptey will not make the matchday squad since he is yet to recover from the knee injury he is suffering. The nimble-footed midfielder hasn’t kicked a ball in almost a month and will once again be missed.

Kotoko will likely struggle in defence since Imoro Ibrahim has been suspended ahead of the game. The left-back is out of the game due to accumulated yellow cards.

Interestingly, his back up, Patrick Asmah who was expected to fill the void, has also been ruled out of the game due to the club’s decision to suspend him.

Asmah reportedly had a bust up with head coach Prosper Ogum Narteh during training earlier this week.

Asmah then left the pitch fuming and allegedly accused the coach of being bias in his selections as he picks players based on favouritism and not on merit.

Kotoko have officially banned the player until the end of the season, therefore, he will also miss the game in Sogakope over the weekend.

Lastly, Richard Boadu ‘Agadas’ will also miss the game due to accumulated yellow cards. The midfielder’s yellow card recieved in the 3-1 loss to Legon Cities last weekend means that he now has three cards.

He will have to miss one game and return to action next weekend when Kotoko host Aduana Stars at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Although, Kotoko have lost their last two games, they lead the log with 52 points, seven points better than Bechem United who will also travel to Kumasi to face King Faisal on Sunday.


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