Kotoko midfielder Umar Basiru hails on ‘tactical and brilliant’ Coach CK Akonnor

Published on: 15 November 2018

Asante Kotoko midfield dynamo, Umar Basiru has heaped praises on the coach of the club CK Akunnor for his incredible tactics and philosophy as the best in Ghana.

The 22-year-old who joined the MTN FA Cup champions last month also says he feels happy and relaxed with the treatment of the coaches and the management of the club.

However, the former WAFA star admits he will need to work extra hard to ensure he commands regular playing time in the first team after featuring in the first two friendlies in Takoradi ahead of the club’s 2018-2019 Confederation Cup campaign.

“His (CK Akonnor) tactics and philosophy are very good and brilliant. He wants us to play the modern football which is to possess the ball more which suits me well” he told kickgh.com after Kotoko’s 1-1 stalemate with Medeama.

"The team is united and there is a great chemistry between the coaches, players and the management of the club. This is more important”.

"Of course we are very confident because have the best coach and also we believe in ourselves and what the coach in implementing to us every day.

"Medeama’s game was a very big test for us to implement what the coach has been installing in us and I think we are gradually getting there with each day passing by. But all we need is to work hard to reach our full potential, with these available talents, we will get there,” he added.

Akonnor and his charges will be welcoming their yet to be known Cameroonian opponent in the qualifying stages of the 2018/19 CAF Confederations cup at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on the 28th November 2018.