Former Asante Kotoko striker Ahmed Toure has revealed why he swerved Kumasi King Faisal to join Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
The Burkinabé forward made three signings for the GPL giants, first singing in 2017 to 2008 from Africa Sports FC with 25 caps and scored 8 goals. After his contract in 2008, he left to join Lokeren in 2010 and later joined CS Sfaxien.
After two years absent from Ghana he made a ‘U-turn’ sign for Asante Kotoko for one year contract and left for El Gouna with another ‘U-turn’ in 2016 to Kotoko.
After serving Kotoko on 3 occasions he played for five different clubs outside Ghana between 2015 and 2020. The 34year old Burkinabe striker has signed a contract with Ghanaian side Medeama SC for the upcoming season scheduled to start on the 29th of this month.
On his signing for Kotoko, in an interview with ghanasportspage.com, he explained why he swerved King Faisal for the ‘Porcupine Warriors’ as his first signing for a Ghanaian club he explained “I joined Kotoko in 2005 and after four days they said I was too young to play for Kotoko and someone took me directly to King Faisal.
I trained with King Faisal on Monday, Tuesday and I played a friendly match for them on Wednesday and in that friendly, I scored a hattrick. The same week on Sunday King Faisal was playing Kotoko in Otumfour Cup so I remember I scored against Kotoko but they defeated King Faisal.
I played a very good game and after the game, Kotoko directly hits the back of King Faisal for my signature and that’s why I swerved King Faisal for Kotoko”.
Ahmed Toure won the GPL title with Kotoko on three occasions in 2007–08, 2011–12, and 2013–14.