Head Coach of Dreams FC, Charles Akonnor has urged his outfit to continue with the focus and development they have shown in his absence ahead of the crunch tie against Asante Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League.
After Dreams FC’s league game at the Essipong stadium against Sekondi Hasaacas, C.K Akonnor had a blackout and was later taken to the hospital, and therefore had to miss their convincing 4 nil win over Berekum Chelsea in which Karim Zito and Abubakari Damba stepped in as stop-gap coaches while his assistant, Wilfred Dormon was also unavailable due to a refresher course he underwent.
And ahead of this weekend’s game in the Ghana Premier League, the 42-year old coach says he would hope to build on last week’s big win as the league approaches its peak and thanked his management team for keeping on with the good work in his absence.
“We need to continue with what we are doing because in our recent games we’ve shown a lot of confidence in our game and improvement in the way we defend and also the belief that we can always make it and we need to continue with that spirit.”
“Kotoko have not played that well in their last four matches, however, they are a great team and can turn things around anytime when they have a good day, and I think we need to weary of that going into the game. I want the boys to go out and enjoy themselves on the pitch by passing the ball and controlling possession. We have the strength and ability to win the game, but we need to respect them also because playing at their favourite ground could be intimidating, but when the boy exhibit calmness and be themselves and play without pressure and I think we’ll carry the day. We need to finish the league strongly to achieve our aim.”
“I’m grateful that even in my absence the team continues to grow and I must say to management because after the first round we brought in some guys who have helped strengthen our back and collectively when we don’t have the ball we defend which has limit the way we concede goals. I like how the team coped when I was away and I’ll say a big thanks to the coaches that helped in ensuring this continuity.” He told Reuben Obodai of Happy FM.
The high flying league debutants will hope to continue their top 4 dream with a win against the beleaguered Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara stadium on Sunday.