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Kotoko boss Konadu welcomes Edubiase wake-up call ahead of Hearts clash

Published on: 03 April 2012

By Patrick Akoto

Asante Kotoko boss Maxwell Konadu says the side’s draw against New Edubiase will act as a "wake-up call" after admitting his players "got a little bit ahead of themselves."

Kotoko needed a last gasp equalizer from an unlikely source in left-full back Baba Abdul Rahman to save their blushes in earning a 1-1 draw against the Bekwai-based side in the Ghana Premier League over the weekend.

The results saw their 10-point lead cut to eight with in-form Edubiase goal-getter Emmanuel Baffoe increasing his goal tally to 17 by scoring the opener at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The Porcupine Warriors will play struggling Wassaman United on April 8 at the newly re-grassed Tarkwa and Aboso Park.

But their next fixture against their sworn rivals Hearts of Oak in the country’s version of the ‘El-Classico’ seven days later is what is raising the stakes.

The ex-All Stars boss who is serving a touchline ban says his players must cast off the shackles.

"The draw was very shocking for us but I also believe it could be a blessing in disguise ahead some crucial matches,"

"They (Edubiase) left us wonder in the game and seriously I was sweating profusely from the stands. We took the ball, did not do a lot with and made the mistakes. At the end of the day, we were just lucky to get a point.

"Each football game is a new start. It is not what you have made before that decides the game; it is what you produce on the day.

Konadu added: "There are big matches ahead and surely the one against Hearts of Oak come to mind readily. We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves and concentrate on the game at Wassaman on Sunday first before we start to think of them (Hearts)

"We have a good opportunity to respond at Wassaman on Sunday,”

 

 

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