Stephen Amankona refuses to rule out Asante Kotoko return after move to Berekum Chelsea

Published on: 30 January 2023

Forward Stephen Amankona has refused to rule out a return to Asante Kotoko after rejoining Berekum Chelsea in the ongoing transfer window.

The winger rejoins the club following an unsuccessful spell at Asante Kotoko.

In an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM, Amankona expressed his affection for Kotoko, saying returning to the club is possible.

“I am grateful to the Kotoko fans for the support they provided me. I had a lot of experience at Kotoko”

“There are a lot of things that happen in football, Hazard for instance moved to Madrid and couldn’t meet expectations but I hope I will regain my form upon my return to Chelsea”

“Returning to Kotoko is possible, I love Kotoko and wanted to prove a point but sometimes it was difficult getting playing time and it was worrying”

“The expectation is that I regain my form and get to the level that attracted the interest from Kotoko.”

Amankona leaves Asante Kotoko after failing to command a starting position in the team.

He also failed to cut the club’s starting line-up in the previous season under Prosper Narteh Ogum despite showing glimpses of his best during the early stages of his career in the Premier League.

Amankona joined the Porcupine Warriors in October 2021 from Berekum Chelsea.

He was instrumental for the Bibires in the Ghanaian top-flight in the 2020/21 season where he netted 10 goals in 28 matches.

Amankona also helped the club to reach the semi-final of the MTN FA Cup.

He leaves the Porcupine Warriors after helping winning the Premier League title last season.