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Sports News of Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Source: footballghana.com

I am the best Ghanaian striker for the past twenty years - Kwadwo Poku

Former Asante Kotoko star Kwadwo Poku has disclosed that he is the best Ghanaian striker for the past two decades.

Poku single-handedly sent the Porcupine Warriors to the final of the defunct CAF Cup Winners Cup but lost to Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca in Kumasi on a 2-2 aggregate scoreline.

His impressive exploits at Kotoko earn him a call-up to the Black Meteors, where he played a key role in Ghana's qualification to the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

"During my era, I played alongside Osei Kuffour, Ibrahim Tanko and Isaac Boakye. I was a complete package of a forward not a 'standing fan striker' because I was able to dribble, pass, shoot and was tricky as well. The only thing I lacked was my aerial ability,'' he told Silver FM.

He added, "I was deputised by Shaibu Yakubu during my reign. Asamoah Gyan was the third striker by then. I am the best striker for the past twenty years, I am yet to see one who can be compared to me."

"Most players earn call up to the Black Stars because of luck. I think I wasn't lucky."

The goal poacher was voted Africa's best Under-23 player after helping Ghana to win bronze at the 2003 All Africa Games in Abuja.

He played for several clubs including FC Midtjylland, Skive IK and Tjorring IF all in Sweden.

Poku made nine appearances for the Black Stars.

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