Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah compares Razak Abalora to David de Gea & Manuel Neuer – Happy FM

Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer Nana Yaw Amponsah has rated goalkeeper Razak Abalora as his best signing and compares his qualities with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and German international Manuel Neuer.

The embattled CEO has been speaking to Accra-based Happy FM and has been reacting to events taking place within Kotoko and Ghana football.

Kotoko signed Abalora as a free agent after he left Tanzanian club Azam FC
Kotoko signed Abalora as a free agent after he left Tanzanian club Azam FC

In addressing a questioned posed to him by host Ohene Bampoe Brenya on which player has been his best signing since taking over the reigns he responded by saying Razak Abalora.

“Razak Abalora has been one fantastic signing. Before I even talk about Fabio Gama, Razak kept 12 clean sheets at a time that we were struggling. Sometimes the team got credit for the clean sheets and mostly the attributes went to the center backs among whom some got Black Stars call ups. But, if you watch out videos and you see the number of times there was one-on-one situations with Razak which he saved the situation for Kotoko you will be amazed. Like the game against Setif, against Hearts of Oak, against Aduana. Many times our defence was breached. But one-on-one I think in recent times maybe de Gea and Neuer may come to mind when you are talking about saving one-on-one situations. The evidence is there from our video clips,” he said.

Kotoko signed the former WAFA goalkeeper as a free agent after he left Tanzanian side Azam FC.

He has started 23 times for Kotoko in the ongoing Ghana Premier League season and has been capped 4 times by Ghana at senior level.

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Source: Sports

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