I did not intend to do something that will hurt the club at the long run. It was a suggestion i took for him to think twice. The club Kotoko has done nothing wrong to me for me to disrespect their ego. The presence of Sarfo Taylor will be a better addition for them if they will take their time. Porcupine Warriors decided against renewing his contract following an impressive spell at the club. Opoku Mensah joined Asante Kotoko on a one-year deal with an option of renewal prior to the commencement of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League which was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. He scored two goals in his eight appearaces for Asante Kotoko in the 2019/20 season. He joined the Kumasi-based club on a free transfer last year after his contract with American side second-tier side Swope Park Rangers was terminated due to his poor performance. The former Karela United player played four games in the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League before his contract expired last year ago. In a much that Opoku was substituted after missing a goal glaring opportunity which could have handed the Porcupine Warriors all the needed points at home against their regional rivals Ashanti Gold.
"He [William Opoku Mensah] was playing out of the instructions given to him. He was asked to play on the left side". "We have monitored the Ashanti Gold side for a very long time. "We knew they will make an error for us to register a goal, the chance came but we couldn't utilize it". The 23-year-old has reached an agreement with the Porcupine Warriors lads over his possible move to the club.
He was linked with a sensational switch to their arch-rivals Hearts of Oak last year. He failed to make a single appearance for the affiliate club of Sporting Kansas City in the United Soccer League. Mensah joined Swope Park Rangers from Ghana Premier League side Karela United after guiding them as skipper in their debut season in the Ghana Premier League. The porcupine warriors who will be without star striker Kwame Opoku for the second round of the Ghana Premier League having sold him to Algerian side USM Algiers have quickly moved to register Solomon Sarfo Taylor for the second round.
The player who failed to flourish came from Karela and the player they are going in for is also from the same club. Their style of play should be the problem for Kotoko how they can adapt to their style of play. It will be a shock to the fans of the Porcupine Warriors if Taylor did not perform. But for us who knows the grounds of the club knows that the incoming and former player who was clubless will struggle at the beginning of the second half of the season. Kotoko have been on the look out to get a striker to fill the void left by Kwame Opoku with Ibrahim Osman currently out injured with the goal shy Naby Keita the only fit striker available at the club. The reds have finally got their man after missing out on him in 2018 when they paid GHC50,000 to the Anyinase based club before the player decided to move abroad instead with Karela later refunding Kotoko's money to thm. The 23 year old striker joined Danish side Vendsyssel FF from Karela United in 2019 but due to poor form his contract was mutually terminated in January 2020.
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