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Soccer News of Thursday, 11 January 2018

Source: Football Ghana

Ashantigold Coach C.K Akunor unperturbed by departure of top scorer Hans Kwoffie

Head Coach of Ashantigold Charles Kwabla Akunor remains confident the club will survive without last seasons top scorer Hans Kwoffie.

The Ghana Premier League goal king left for Egyptian side FC Smouha, where he signed a two year deal after flourishing in the League last season.

Hans Kwofie won the golden boot after scoring 17 goals, about sixty percent of Ashantigold's total goals last season. His output for the miners was crucial as the club survived relegation last term.

Meanwhile, having left the club, Coach C.K Akunor who agreed a permanent deal with the club says they will make do without the forward and has challenge the rest of the players to fill the void left by the former Medeama striker.

“Hans was a wonderful player for us, yes we wished we had him next season but his gone, we are a team and we need to work with what he have available,” he told the media.

“For me personally I don’t like it when only one player score in your team, it means you always have to depend on that player which is not good.

“I always want every player to score so now that Hans is not around I think is an opportunity for the other players to also give what they have.”

The miners are preparing ahead of the new season, which begins in February and have already added former Liberty Professionals assistant manager Ignatius Fosu to their technical department.

The 2015 Ghana Premier League Champions have struggled in the last two season and Coach Akunor will hope the Obuasi based club recovers the form that made them the best in the coutry.

Apart from losing Hans Kwofie, the club will also be without skimmer Emmanuel Osei Baffour who has joined Karela United.

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