Johnson Smith Not bent on recruiting new players for Kotoko

Published on: 02 December 2019

Asante Kotoko's interim coach Johnson Smith says, he is satisfied with the players available at his club, insisting he's not interested in recruiting new players ahead of the revived Ghana Premier League.

The former Karela United coach was appointed to assist the porcupine warriors Ex- coach Kjetil Zacharisen who was fired after failing to qualify the club to the CAF Champions league group stage as well as the Confederation cup.

Smith believes the team have good materials that should be able to mount a strong title challenge in the coming weeks.

“I have a good squad and I am content with them, they are about 34 in number. Though some of them may be transferred to other teams, and some are opting not to renew their contract, we should be able to work with what we have,” Johnson Smith told Graphic Sports.

“I’m not bent on recruiting new ones. I will train those I have and ensure they play to my philosophy.”

“I have a couple of good players on the injury list right now, like Abdul Ganiyu, Maxwell Baakoh, Richard Senanu. Hopefully, they will recover soon and join the team in good time to help us achieve our objective for the season.”