Asante Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku is set to leave the club, following an agreement between Asante Kotoko and Algerian club USM Alger. The former Nkoranza Warriors striker departs Asante Kotoko, after scoring 7 goals in the ongoing season.
The goal poacher leaves at a time when the club is keeping an eye and focus on the Ghana Premier League. After an early departure from the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup, Asante Kotoko swiftly tilted attention to the league, with the ambition of staging another show in CAF inter club competition.
Nonetheless, the club has decided to trade their ferocious striker and a precious jewelry for money.
A cursory look at Asante Kotoko’s options upfront makes the situation dicey in the quest to end the campaign as league champion. Aside Kwame Opoku, the next player, which is Naby Keita is shy of goals as at now. The team may come under immense pressure if they are unable to score goals.
Even if a replacement is secured, it does not guarantee an instance hit.
Are they not setting themselves up for failure?
Who Replaces Kwame Opoku?
Following the confirmation of his department, a replacement should be brought on board. As reported earlier, Asante Kotoko, upon realizing the nature of Kwame Opoku’s negotiation, began to pursue other options.
The club has tabled an offer for Kwame Peprah of King Faisal. Their city rivals have responded to their request. His 9 goals in the league has set him up for other teams.
Another like for like replacement for Asante Kotoko is top scorer Diawisie Taylor. With his 12 goals, the Karela United’s goal machine could join the club. Karela United appear ready to cash on him if Asante Kotoko will cough up an amount in the region of $150, 000.
Asante Kotoko look to replace Kwame Opoku with one of these players to curb a potential goal drought.
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