Kumasi Asante Kotoko holding midfielder Richard Senanu has expressed his deepest appreciating to the club for aiding him secure a German visa to enable him undergo a surgery. Senanu picked up a career threatening knee ligament injury in February while playing for Kotoko in a 2-1 home win over ZESCO United in the CAF Confederations Cup.
The mercurial midfield machine has been out of action for the Porcupine Warriors since and the club have been working assiduously, despite the delay, to make it possible and fly him abroad for a proper surgery, and hope he returns stronger.
The process of securing him visa to enter Germany for his surgery however hit a snug earlier last week, when the German Embassy in Ghana denied him visa to travel, but the club management, headed by Executive Chairman, his honour Dr. Kwame Kyei worked beyond themselves and the crocked midfielder was finally granted the visa on Monday.
Senanu feels so relieved and happy and has been quick to thank Kotoko officials for their efforts.
“Yes, it’s true (I have received the visa now),”, Senanu confirmed to Focal Sports.
Asked how he felt when he was earlier denied the visa, he said he felt disappointed but now happy to have had the breakthrough.
“Hmm, I feel (SIC) a little bit disappointed you know, yea, for now I’m very happy. First of all I just have to thank God almighty that they have given me this visa, secondly, to Dr. Kwame Kyei, I’m very grateful for what he has done for me, and also to the management, the CEO – George Amoako and the rest, I’m very grateful and to the supporters, I’m very grateful to them”, Senanu appreciated.
The player is set to leave Ghana tomorrow by 16:30 GMT for Germany for the surgery. The surgery, if done, will see Senanu out for at least six months before he recovers and returns to action, as is usually the case with players who suffer ligament knee injury.