Asante Kotoko striker Abdul Fatawu Safiu has singled out coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor for praise following his impressive form in the on-going Normalisation Committee Special Competition.
His outstanding form earned him a place in coach Kwesi Appiah's 29-man provisional squad for the 2091 Afcon however, he failed to make the final cut.
He has scored nine goals in the NC Special Competition so far and has revealed that the former AshantiGold and Hearts of Oak trainer always demands a lot from him and urges him to go the extra mile.
"My coach C.K has been very instrumental to my rise in form, he always wants the best from me and pushes me to go the extra mile. Sometimes we have misunderstandings but he still believes in my quality and always make sure I do more," Fatawu told the Press on Sunday.
"Even sometimes when I feel I have done well, he will tell me I have done nothing because he knows I can do better. He has been of great help and inspiration to me."
Fatawu was on target on Sunday as Kotoko beat Hearts 5-4 on penalties to win the NC Special Competition semifinals game at the Accra Sports Stadium.