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Kotoko gutted by exclusion of player from Black Stars squad

Published on: 02 October 2011

By Ameenu Shardow

Asante Kotoko have expressed disappointments at the exclusion of their player, Yaw Frimpong from the Ghana squad to face Sudan and Nigeria.

The 24-year-old who was originally named in the 22-man squad for the double assignments was ditched at the last hour before the local component of the team emplaned for their training camp in Kenya on Sunday.

Reasons for the last minute decision have at this point not been officially communicated and the Kumasi-based club says it is not interested in finding out why their right-back was dropped.

“Yes, we are disappointed that he (Frimpong) did not make the trip with the team but we want to encourage him to keep his focus,” the club’s spokesman Listowell Bukarson exclusively told

“We have not been furnished with the reasons for the decision to drop him and the club would not be making any demands in that regard.

“We know Frimpong is a god player and at the opportune time he will get the chance to play for the national team.”

The exclusion now leaves only two local players in the squad namely; Daniel Agyei and Ernest Sowah (both goalkeepers).

The club has thus made a passionate appeal to the media to be circumspect in their reportage of the latest development so as not to destabilize their camp ahead of their league opener with Tema Youth on Sunday.

"We request that this news is not blown out of proportion by the media so we don't lose track of the weekend's important league match against Tema Youth, that is what we want to be focused on," Bukarson added.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Smoky says:
    October 03, 2011 12:23 am when koraa will african leaders (not only politicians)learn?......dis issue is simple u just write to the players n tell them because of so and so problem your players has been dropped from the original squad.that is what is done in all FA's (excluding Ghana).they are only interested in collecting winning bonuses as FA or Black Stars Management members and also FAT kick backs from Black Stars players apart from dat they care less about whatever happens to the game.foolish and greedy bastards(all of them including the FA President).
  • Saxcee4u says:
    October 03, 2011 06:41 am
    The boy knew the time of departure and was still in kotoko camp, doex he expects to be begged. Hell no! Lets wait for official reason before we say more. Up Ghana!
  • Jones says:
    October 03, 2011 06:00 am
    Say it again, why did they even wrote the letter, this is a disrespect to the boy and to club foolish peoples idiot.
  • Yahoo BB. Japan says:
    October 03, 2011 07:56 am
    Well said.