Asante Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh explains Razak Abalora’s bench role at club

Published on: 11 January 2022

Asante Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh Ogum explained why first choice goalkeeper Razak Abalora has been relegated to the bench at the club.

The former WAFA shot-stopper who has kept five clean sheets from five games for the Porcupine Warriors has missed the last three games for the club.

In his absence, Ghana U-20 goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim has kept the post for the record Ghana Premier League holders.

Explaining why Abalora has been relegated to the bench, he said, “We have three National team goalkeepers, Kwame Baah, Danlad and Abalora. These are all good qualities goalkeepers, every day, every time, any venue when you give them the opportunity, they will show themselves approve.”

“And if you look at these three qualities goalkeepers, you can't make them dormant. So basically, you need to go back to the rotational policy where every one of them will have a feel of the season and I think once that is done, it will build their confidence, and it will bond them as a goalkeeping department so that they will stay united, they will stay focus, and then they will encourage each other,” he concluded.

The Porcupine Warriors currently sit top of the table with 26 points after 11 matches.