Asante Kotoko striker Abdul Fatawu Safiu says coach Charles Akonnor convinced him to join the club as he was inches away from a deal in Denmark.
Safiu joined Kotoko from Techiman-base Eleven Wonders and has revealed the 44-year-old gaffer played a key role as he abandoned a deal in Denmark to sign for the Porcupine Warriors.
“I was in Denmark, they wanted to give me a contract in January, he said told footballmadeinghana.com.
“So C.K Akonnor called my agent Chibsah and asked him where is Fatawu, he told him I was in Denmark doing trials and the club will sign me in January, so C.K called me directly and asked me to play for him.
“To be honest, I didn’t want to come because I was in Denmark, why should I come home again.
“But C.K is like my Daddy that is why I came and I haven’t regretted,” he added.
Abdul Fatawu Safiu has since established himself as one of the best players in the local league, scoring eight goals in the ongoing NC Special Competition.