Favoritism is Kotoko’s problems – Yahaya

Yahaya MohammedFormer Asante Kotoko forward Yahaya Mohammed has blamed the club’s current woes on management’s preferential treatment for some players.

He cited the club’s Ivorian import Ahmed ‘Simba’ Toure who allegedly gets a red carpet treatment, as a classical example.

To the former Nice player, the preferential treatment has left cracks in the team rather than uniting it.

Yahaya, who returned to his native land after a six-month sojourn with Libyan side Al Ittihad, said in an interview, “We have attained the level of Real Madrid where a player like Ronaldo would be treated in a special way over his colleagues. We are not like the whites.”

He added on Happy FM that “what management did in the Toure issue was not the best. They acquired a land for him and bought him a car, while the club was still indebted to players like Akufo and co. I believe in treating players equally.”

Reacting to why he did not return to Kotoko after the Libyan spell, he said, “I don’t understand why management failed to sign me knowing very well my capabilities. They most often marry my character with what I can do on the field of play.

“I am a different person on the field and that is the most important thing. They say I am a stubborn player, but what is important is a player who can deliver. Not all players can don the Kotoko shirt.
“My move to Aduana is 70 percent through. I am not going there because of money but because Kotoko failed to take me back. I feel very bad the way things are going in the club I love so dearly. I may return to them someday may be as a coach or in a different capacity.”

Kotoko have struggled to find their rhythm this season, expelling their former trainer Didi Dramani for David Duncan; yet they are placed 10th with 29 points on the league log.

Source: Daily Guide

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