By John Kwesi Arthur
Football Writer, kick442.com-Ghana
Former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Michael Abu has revealed why he didn’t succeed at Kotoko even though he was on top of his form before joining the side.
The 29-year-old experienced goalkeeper had a successful spell at Ebusua Dwarfs where he helped the yellow and green side to finish 4th on the league log during the 2016- 2017 league season.
His fine form propelled a hot chase from the two biggest clubs in the country but Asante Kotoko finally landed his services but things went bad during his stay at his home club.
Narrating his ordeal to Don Summer of Angel FM, Kumasi, Michael Abu said the even though he signed for two seasons for Kotoko, he was not lucky because he had three career threatening injuries in his time at the club.
“I was not lucky when I joined Kotoko but I always take inspiration from other people.
I had three career threatening injuries. The first one was against Dreams. I was kicking a ball when a player stepped on it and it affected the bone. I lived with it for sometime, even though it had not healed, I tried to do ball work at training. I was not suppose to kick balls but someone challenged me that I can’t kick though free kick was my trade mark. I did and it also deepened the wounds.
“The third injury happened when the first team had gone to Accra and the reserved team was to play a friendly match with a division two side, I went for a ball, I didn’t notice what happened but one of the fingers turned backwards but I tried to manage it later.
“One day we played another friendly match with another second division club. Few minutes to full time, I clashed with an attacker and was hit with his boots and it also caused me a lot.
“But when I recovered, changing of coaches also started so I had to move on. CK Akonnor didn’t push me out of the team but as a blessing to me.
Lately after my recovery, I realized I would not be used so I had to prepare for my next journey. At training, a technical team member can openly insult you in front of your play mates. My body was there physically but psychologically my spirit was being killed so all contributed to my move to Kenya.” Michael Abu said
Michael signed for Takyiman Eleven Wonders for the second round before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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