'Your height is a minus' - Why Kotoko shipped out Empem Dacosta

Published on: 12 September 2020

The departure of Empem Dacotas from Asante Kotoko has generated a lot of debate in the football circles.

The former Karela United player who joined the Porcupine Warriors in 2019 as the next defensive superstar has been told to look elsewhere after failing to command a place.

Dacosta's three-year deal has been terminated by the club after failing to agree to leave on loan.

But according to the player, he prefers leaving the Porcupine Warriors than being sent on lone because he sees himself as a big player in the Ghana Premier League.

“I prefer leaving than to proceed on loan looking at my pedigree. I’m not against a player going on a loan but looking at my pedigree I will rather not," Dacosta told Kumasi based Otec FM.

"I was the captain of Karela FC from Division One and led them to the Premier League, and I’ve played in the Ghana Premier League for about four years.

“What type of experience do you expect from me again?” he quizzed.

Asante Kotoko are beefing up their squad for the 2020/21 Caf Champions League.

A number of players have been linked to the club. However, the club must ship out players before they sign new players.

Dacosta was asked to leave on loan but he resisted the proposal of the club.

However, Footballghana.com can confirm that Maxwell Konadu told the 22-year-old that his height is a minus to him and would fit into his plans ahead of their Africa campaign.

Dacosta was recruited by former Kotoko coach, Kjetil Zachariassen.

Dacosta has however been linked to fellow Ghana Premier League side, Legon Cities ahead of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League.