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GPL OUTSTANDING GAME: KOTOKO BACK ON THE ROAD TO FACE WAFA

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko are back to the road as they make a journey to Sogakope to take on WAFA.

The matchday 24 outstanding game which was supposed to be played on July 23 was postponed due to the Porcupine Warriors involving in an accident on July 12 when returning from their matchday 22 game against Inter Allies at the El Wak Stadium.

That led to the loss of their deputy equipment officer, Thomas Obeng Asare and also leaving several players and technical staff sustaining various degrees of injuries. Some players such as Michael Akuffu, Team Manager, Godwin Ablordey and head coach, Steve Pollack are yet to fully recover.

Kotoko returned to competitive action on August 6 against arch rivals Accra Hearts of Oak before fulfilling their outstanding MTN FA Cup quarter final tie against second-tier NEA Salamina.

But ahead of their trip to Sogakope and what will be another psychological tall order on the team, the club has indicated their psychological preparedness as they ply the road from Kumasi to Accra en route to Sogakope.

Augustine Sefah signs for Kotoko

Right back Augustine Sefah said; “We are psychologically ready for the trip”.

“What happened was unfortunate but that’s in the past”, he continued.

“We’ve moved on. We harboured fears initially but travelling is part of us”, he was quick to say.

“We’ve to let go any fear and believe that nothing of that sort will happen again”, he indicated.

“We’ve gotten over it. God willing we will go and be back safely”, the ex Ashantigold player indicated.

Eric Donkor

Left-back Eric Donkor, who indicated he saw all that happened as the bus was involved in an accident also added his voice to what Sefah said; “We are used to the practice of traveling up and down for matches. It will be normal for us”.

“What’s important is that, we draw the needed lessons from the July 12 incident and take necessary precautions”, he added.

“There‚Äôs nothing to fear. I’m sure we are going to have a great game and a good result”, the left back indicated.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko will take on WAFA on Wednesday, August 23 at the Sogakope Park starting 15:00GMT.

WAFA lies 2nd on the GPL log with 43 points while Asante Kotoko find themselves 4th on the log with 36 points.

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