Damaged-down Asante Kotoko coach ‘Golden Boy’ Karim Abdul Razak has published he quit the membership after correct the Ghana Premier League (GPL) title in 2003 because management discredited his success.
After clinching the championship prize in 1993, the Kumasi-based totally aspect suffered a sequence of disappointments as they went 10 straight years without laying fingers on the title.
Razak grew to became out to be the final hero as he led Kotoko to discontinue their irritating inch. It used to be their eighteenth time of ruling the elite division.
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“The management of Kotoko on the time requested me to brand a novel contract but I gave it [contract] to my manager Jones Abu Alhassan to search out it and I told them [Kotoko] to seem forward to a while before [I make] decision to build pen to paper,” Razak told Pulse Ghana.
“After the league success, [Kotoko life patron] Otumfuo [Osei-Tutu II] invited us and once we met him in the corporate of about a of the sub-chief, they all praised us for the particular job accomplished.
“Nonetheless, when the management had been requested to render an story, they said that they equipped about a of the games we acquired and that contributed to the success we chalked.
“Having a non-public a look on the calibre of gamers I had, I couldn’t let them attribute our league triumph to match-fixing, so I had points with the management and I needed to leave.”
Since the 2003 feat Kotoko non-public acquired the Premier League on five extra occasions and in the imply time stand as primarily the most correct membership in the historical past of the conclude-flight, with 23 titles.
After leaving the Kumasi-based totally aspect, Razak returned to Malian aspect Stade Malien. He additionally had a stint with Dragons de l’Oueme in Benin before becoming a member of the Kumasi-based totally outfit.
But teaching used to be no longer the 64-one year-worn’s exclusively affiliation with the Porcupine Warriors.
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A worn footballer, Razak played for Kotoko in the 1970s and 1980s, helping the membership to three league titles, one FA Cup gold and one Swag Cup success.
On the worldwide scene, the worn attacker played a key role as Ghana acquired the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations on house soil.
That one year, he earned the African Footballer of the one year award.