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Goalkeeper Soulama left Asante Kotoko because of limited game time

Published on: 07 August 2014
Soulama Abdoulaye

By Rahman Osman

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Burkina Faso goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama has revealed he quit Ghanaian champions Asante Kotoko over the lack of game time.

Soulama agreed to part ways with the Porcupine Warriors this week after seven years of services.

He was first choice goalkeeper when Kotoko won the 2012/2013 season but lost his position to Isaac Amoako for the just ended campaign.

Soulama was third choice with young goalkeeper Joseph Addo deputizing for Amoako.

The experienced shot-stopper says the need for more playing time to save his international career was the chief reason behind his exit from Kotoko.

“My playing career is important to me. Yes, it is true we play to earn a living, but I don’t chase money. I know if I will make money, Insha Allah I will make it. You can ask Asante Kotoko about my attitude to money and they will tell you,” he said.

“I am ready to play for any club provided I will be guaranteed enough playing time. My nation needs me.’’

Soulama’s last season for Kotoko will be fondly remembered for the bribery allegation leveled against him when they were eliminated in the CAF Champions League by minnows BYC from Liberia.


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