Coach of Sekondi Hasaacas, Yusif Basigi reckons that their Friday evening match against Asante Kotoko in Kumasi is like any league match to be played without any special motivation at stake.
Basigi and his counterpart at Kotoko, David Duncan are experiencing poor start to the Premier League season after four matches, which makes the three points at stake a precious reward for the winner.
But the Hasaacas coach believes it is a normal match.
“Is it such a difficult match? It’s a normal league game that we are going to play so I think is normal,”Yusif Basigi said.
He also said Hasaacas will give Kotoko a big game, with the hope to avoid defeat.
“We are going to give them a big match. We don’t hope to get zero point. Kotoko is beatable. It’s possible. But that not withstanding, I’m not bragging to say we going to beat Kotoko. I’m a coach and I know what I talk about. We are going in for a match and we know what it takes to play a competition so we are going in with exactly that”.
Kotoko, after their crisis meeting on Monday have promised to turn around their results pattern against Hasaacas, following their 2-0 defeat to Berekum Chelsea. The Porcupine Warriors are searching for their first win in the four week old league, losing two and drawing two.
Duncan is said to have promised a win on Friday to appease his angry fans, some of whom are calling for their coach to be sacked. And Duncan’s promise is seen as a mere expression of sentiment by Basigi.
“Well that is his sentiment. He has every right to express his sentiments or give assurances and promises and what have you, but for us we know we are going in for a league match and we know what it takes to play a league match so we are poised, we are ready for the big game come Friday evening”.
Basigi, meanwhile is faced with headache of his terribly leaking defense who have conceded an astonishing 11 goals from 4 matches. But he says that the trend is ending after the 1-1 draw at home to Ashgold.
“It’s coming down, we conceded three away (Wa All Stars), we came and conceded two at home (Techiman City), five away (WAFA), and now one at home (Ashgold). It means that it’s ending. Everything is coming to an end so hopefully we are not going to concede goals unnecessarily so trust me we are putting things in order so that things will be smooth for Hasaacas defense as well as the entire team”
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