Director General of the National Sports Authority Hon. Robert Sarfo Mensah has advised the management of Asante Kotoko to hire a sports psychologist for their return encounter against CARA Club in Congo.
Last Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, the Porcupine Warriors squandered three penalties out of the four penalties that were awarded to them by Senegalese official Issah Sy.
Leading marksman Saddick Adams missed Kotoko’s first penalty before captain Amos Frimpong stepped forward to take the Kumasi giants’ second penalty but his strike was saved by CARA Club shot stopper Massah Chancel.
Baba Mahama fluffed Kotoko’s third penalty but Yakubu Mohammed managed to score the club’s fourth penalty late in the game.
Speaking to Kumasi-base radio station Oyerepa FM 100.7, Hon. Sarfo Mensah called on the management of the Porcupine Warriors to travel with a sports psychologist ahead of their return leg encounter in Congo to help the playing body to overcome the intimidation they will receive at the hands of the host’s supporters.
"Yes the fans of Kotoko really showed love for their club and the players also played their best games since they joined Kotoko but the technical team has more work to do, they should hire a psychologist to work on the players so they eliminate the assertion of juju from their minds and the tendency of officiating biaseness as well as some fear these Congolese teams will try to put in them" the former legislator suggested.
The crunch return encounter is set to come off in a fortnight time in Congo.
By: Reuben Obodai on ReubenObodai on twitter