Association football thrives on the building blocks of physical and mental fitness no matter the talent or technique of the players or athletes under review.
Like any sporting, footballers with the best of fitness are usually the pillars under which the club is built.
Injury prone players have lost juicy contacts as seen in the current form of Osman Dembele and Gareth Bale or the sad story of Owen Hargreaves.
The name Leonard Akoto is synonymous to physical therapist in Ghana. His track records with great stars like Bernard Mensah, Christian Atsu, Majeed Waris, Sulley Muntari and Stephen Appiah cannot be coincidence. He must be an expert in muscular fitness.
In a short spell with Asante Kotoko SC, Leonard Akoto's work output is now getting to the limelight. The physical fitness expert evolved Fabio Gama from an intelligent player to a monster on the ball.
The Brazilian import spent some career changing time with Leonard Akoto and the results is now clear for Ghanaians and fans of Asante Kotoko SC to feel.
His understanding of different human setups and which exercise to use is described by many as God given talent. Fabio Gama is now a complete user of the ball with physique and glamour to add.
Sources close to this write hinted Asante Kotoko SC players are calling on management to find training sessions with Leonard Akoto thanks to his work rate. He has been celebrated by footballers he has worked on and his latest handy work on Fabio Gama is a testimony of just how good he is.
With Nana Yaw Amponsah monopolizing the media traffic because of his vision with Gama, it is only normal to appreciate the work of Leonard Akoto as a trainer.
It might be early days but it appears Asante Kotoko SC could offer Leonard Akoto special session with the players to shake off injury threats and other muscular related tears.