Former Asante Kotoko striker George Abege has slammed his former outfit, indicating that the club is not big enough.
George Abege joined Asante Kotoko from Kenyan outfit Kariobangi Sharks last year, but the Ugandan international failed to live up to expectations, prompting the Porcupine Warriors to cancel his contract.
“Not really Kotoko is a big club, there are some loopholes in Kotoko but from outside if you look at it you can admire a lot but once you go deep inside the club, you will find out that there’s a lot of loopholes,” George Abege told Kumasi-based radio station Wontumi FM.
“Why am I saying this, because they need to invest a lot in youth football right now, if you look at their U20, they’re only a few people, U17 never existed when I was there and they don’t give enough time to for those youth to have the courage to carry on and believe that after one, two, three seasons I will be able to deliver in Kotoko”, he said.
“Football is not spoken, football is played on the pitch and not at the office nor the roadside so whatever you do on the pitch will determine whether what you’re doing was right from outside or not because what they display on the pitch shows that Kotoko is not big enough.”
“BUT in terms of facilities I think it’s good, they have a bus and somehow organized club, they’ve got training pitch but the training pitch lacks a lot so there’s a lot of things this team need to do to be called a big team because I was there and saw it, so for it to be at pal with the so-called big teams in Africa, there are a lot to be done on the ground before they come on the pitch.”
“I always wish Asante Kotoko the best but I also wish they could do something about that because it’s not good for a club to always boost itself with their past history than to look at the future,” he concluded.
George Abege joined Kotoko from Kenyan outfit Kariobangi Sharks last year. He failed score a single goal for the club in a competitive match.
Abege’s contract with Asante Kotoko was terminated in January, he is currently without a club.