Ex-Asante Kotoko midfielder, Joe Agyemang has said that current club captain, Emmanuel Gyamfi would not merit the role if the Porcupines kept quality and experienced players.
Gyamfi has been in the spotlight in the past week for the wrong reason.
The speedster meted out an unsportsmanlike tackle on Inter Allies’ Andy Okpe when he deliberately stepped on the Nigerian import in an off the ball incident on match day 29.
That notwithstanding, Kotoko defeated Inter Allies 3-2 in the 2020/21 Ghana premier league to keep the chase on rivals, Hearts of Oak.
The record Ghana league holders dug deep to beat Joe Agyemang’s Thunderbolt FC 3-1 in the MTN FA Cup round 32 to enter the 1/16 stage.
Joe Agyemang believes it is necessary for Kotoko to keep quality and experienced players a bit longer.
“We need to add experienced players to the Kotoko set up.
“Kotoko is not a small club where players spend just two to three years and then leave.
“What such happens it does not help in building the team spirit.
“I’m pleading with the authorities to keep players for a bit longer.
“If Kotoko kept quality players Gyamfi [Emmanuel] would not be captain now.
“Gyamfi would not have merited the captaincy if Kotoko kept quality players.
“If I look at our era when we met Ampiah [Emmanuel], Frank Amankwah and others, Kotoko players must be disciplined.” Joseph Agyemang told Akakpo Agodji.
A player making an unfortunate tackle can make him to loose his captaincy?
Let’s all get out of our old way of doing football.
I don’t condone what Gyamfi did though.
Most definitely Gyamfi didn’t do well but Joe Agyemang’s comments when considered critically makes a lot of sense.