2022/23 Ghana Premier League: Samartex players were overly respectful to Asante Kotoko - Annor Walker

Published on: 19 March 2023

In the aftermath of Samartex's narrow defeat to Asante Kotoko, Annor Walker, the team's coach, has acknowledged that his team's submissive attitude towards the visitors partly led to their 2-1 loss.

The match, which was held at the Nsenkyire Sports Complex in Samreboi, attracted a sizable crowd, but despite the home team's best efforts and a consolation goal from Ebenezer Ackabhi, they were unable to overcome Kotoko's first-half goals from Enoch Morrison and Rocky Dwamena.

At the post-game interview, Walker was critical of the attitude of his players for making the defending Ghana Premier League champions score easy goals.

“During the course of the game, I noticed we gave Kotoko too much respect and due to the mentality at which Kotoko approached the game.

"I told my bench they (Kotoko) will try to get an early goal to cushion them and make sure they get to the driving seat because they know if the game should travel at length, things will be difficult for them.

“My defenders also made it easy for them to score the 2 goals but in total, I think we overly showed Kotoko too much respect."