Kotoko defender Baah thrilled with positive return

Published on: 22 April 2012

By Patrick Akoto

Asante Kotoko defender Gideon Baah is over the moon after he marked his return to the Premier League  with the winner against Mighty Jets on Saturday.

The former Sporting Mirren captain played in the Ghana Premier League for the first time since he recovered from a serious injury he suffered two years ago.

Baah has been unable to dislodge impressive left-full back Baba Abdul Rahman since he returned but head coach Maxwell Konadu threw him into the hat and he did not disappoint.

His surging runs and telepathic understanding with striker Ahmed Toure  was a delight to watch at the Accra  Sports stadium as he scored an incredible tap-in from close range to hand the Porcupine Warriors a deserved 2-0 win.

The left-back initiated a swift counter-attack from the left and finished off a neat through pass from Ivorian striker Ahmed Toure who had replaced Kofi Nti Boakye moments after the break.

He broke into tears of joy after scoring his first competitive goal for the club since recovering from the horrible injury.

“It was an emotional moment for me and I couldn’t help it when the tears started flowing through my eyes,” Baah told GHANAsoccernet.com

“The past two years have been difficult for me because of the injury I sustained and I’m grateful to God he has seen me through and now playing again.

“I always had hope in Him (God) that he will never me alone in those trying times and I am very happy that I am back in the team.

“It’s not about me but the most important thing is the collective unity of the team and the quest to win the Premier League title. I thank all the fans for their prayers and support,”


  • Billymoore
    says: 7 years ago
    GhSnet, please check the fact. Ahmed Toure started the game. He didn't come in as a sub.
  • Eric nyarko
    says: 7 years ago
    Welcome Baah you are a typical black star material,keep on working hard,the sky is ur limit
  • allan b
    says: 7 years ago
  • Fresher
    says: 7 years ago
    My good boy, Keep alive that relentless fighting spirit and that most basic commodity in life called HOPE, the skies shall surely be your limit.
  • Frank,New York
    says: 7 years ago
    Thank God ,Gideon Baah has recovered fully and playing again is a good sign for the Black Stars because he is the missing link in the Black Stars left full back position,keep it up Gideon the sky is your limit
  • Kasalt
    says: 7 years ago
    Thank God Gideon Baah is back n fit 2 play again. It has always been my prayer 2 see him playing again