Communications and brands manager for Asante Kotoko, David Obeng Nyarko believes they have fallen behind other clubs in the title race simply because of injuries.
The defending champions were expected to be at the top of the league table or closest challengers for the Premier League title, but the side are fifth in the standings after 26 games.
Friday’s 3-0 defeat to Berekum Chelsea was another blow as they aim to defend the title.
While speaking in an interview with Sompa Tv, David Obeng Nyarko put his finger on what the cause of their dip has been this season.
The communications and brands manager did however described pitches in the country as injury prone.
“Our season has really been hampered by injuries, almost every single player at Kotoko has faced an injury or two. A lot of factors lead to this injury situation in our league, sometimes the quality of the pitches we use, let be frank with ourselves, these are injury prone pitches because ideally, the pitches need to be watered before games because some of the pitches are very hard, Muntari even complained”
“In order to prevent injuries our medical team resort to taping, they use to tape players in every game. Those tapes are very expensive and I can tell you that, in every game we spend almost GHC5000 on taping our players, just to avoid injuries. In fact, injuries have really worried us” he said.
Kotoko will face a tough challenge against Aduana Stars, who rank first on the league table on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.