Naby Keita rates Kotoko supporters and reveals issues among players which helped Hearts to win Ghana Premier League

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The striker, who has left the Porcupine Warriors camp following the expiration of his contract, says they couldn’t win the league trophy because of division in the club

Asante Kotoko former striker Naby Keita has finally opened up on why the club failed to win 2020/21 Ghana Premier League title.

The Porcupine Warriors had a tough start to the campaign and although, they changed coaches on four different occasions, they had the opportunity to win the trophy at a point.

They were four points above rivals Hearts of Oak mid way through the season but eventually lost the title race to them.

“Kotoko had good players who could have won the league but there was division in the club and players. The dressing room was not united. Hearts of Oak were serious than us,” Keita told Vision 1 FM.

“I think that Kotoko need to be united for the team to prosper. Without everyone at the club coming together to fight for the same purpose, I don’t think they can achieve their target,” he added.

Keita also thanked supporters of Kotoko and revealed what they did to surprise him while at the club.

“I was very impressed with the fans throughout my stay at the club. I’ve never played for a team which their fans love the club than Kotoko. I played for the biggest team in Guinea for three years, they have supporters like Kotoko but Kotoko supporters are special, that one, I can’t deny it,” he said as quoted by Ghanasportspage.

“Whenever I’m on the pitch, I feel like I am playing an African Cup. Even when you are tired, and they are at the park, you can’t even think of getting tired because they are in the stands watching you.

“So because of that, I was very very impressed. I thank them and I will follow the club for the rest of my life,” he added.

Keita, who joined Kotoko in a three-year deal in 2018, scored three goals in all competitions last season.

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