Ghana's No. 1

Kotoko downplay Nat Asamoah exit effect

Published on: 01 February 2012

By Patrick Akoto

Asante Kotoko coach Maxwell Konadu insists the departure of striker Nathaniel Asamoah will not affect his team's chances of winning the Ghana Premier League.

The 22-year-old joined Serbian giants Real Star Belgrade on a four-year deal after impressing on a two-week trial.

His striking partnership with Ivorian import Ahmed Toure helped Kotoko to maintain top spot for the first half of the season.

The two strikers scored 11 goals between themselves and there is the believe the club's firepower will dim

Konadu is confident the club will survive without the services of fast-paced striker.

"It's a good deal for him and we must live it to that. He is a fantastic player with huge potential but we have an equally good replacement for him," he said.

"I am happy for him as his coach and we all wish him well. I am not sure Kotoko will stand in the way of any player who gets a good deal outside."

Kotoko have attacking options to choose from with striker Benjamin Acheampong available for selection when the league resumes on 19 February.

Nafiu Iddrisu and Kofi Nti Boakye are also available.

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