The head coach of Medeama SC, Evans Addotey, has debunked assertions that the departure of midfield dynamo, Malik Akowuah and Kwasi Donsu, among others, will affect the team in their quest to win honours in the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League.
He said the team would not undertake any major recruitment to fill the gap created by the seasoned players, but assured to build a winsome side to fight for honours when the next football season begins.
“ In the absence of Malik Akowuah, Kwasi Donsu, Moro Salifu and Daniel Amoah, among others, Medeama have other quality players who are battle-ready to keep our fans happy when we begin the next football season”, Mr Addotey assured during a telephone interview with the Graphic Sports.
He avoided mentioning names of any of the outstanding players in the current team, but said each of them had the pedigree to be a first choice player in any competitive match.
“ We registered 34 players last year, so if a few have left, it will not have any negative effect on our performance. We have now registered 25 players for the next football season, and each of them is ready to deliver to make Medeama very competitive in all matches”, he assured.
Coach Adotey was hopeful that the other players would remain in the team as he would develop a strategy to make them very active and competitive in the next football season.
On the GHALCA G6 tournament, which Medeama failed to glitter, Addotey said the team played against very good sides in their group, and that their inability to progress to the semi-finals was not a failure .
Medeama held Accra Accra Hearts of Oak to a 1-1 draw in their first match, and lost 0-2 to Aduana Stars in the second, causing them to be booted out from the competition.
Coach Addotey believed the G6 tournament was a good exercise for his players,since it was part of their pre-season preparations to keep the players active and competitive.