Duncan plays down Kotoko title ambitions

After a dreadful start to the season, Asante Kotoko manager David Duncan has admitted that things are not well but insists he never promised to win the league title.

An opening day 2-0 defeat to Wafa and two home draws against Ashanti Gold and Medeama on Match day Two and Three respectively have increased the pressure on the former Hearts of Oak man, with Kotoko rooted in the relegation zone with only two points.

And with another tough clash against Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park ahead, a section of the club’s supporters have started calling for his head.

“Sometimes I hear people saying that I promised to win the league [which is not true]. If you have any such evidence play it because I don’t remember saying anything of that sort,” Duncan said.

“I always say it’s a team currently in progress especially when we signed 12 new players and allowed 14 players to leave,” he added.

Last season after three games, Kotoko had recorded one win, a draw and defeat with four points amassed as well as four goals scored and two conceded under Didi Dramani, who was eventually sacked four games later.

However, with two points now from three games and four goals conceded, Duncan insists players are now finding their rhythm.

“The injury of Jackson Owusu destabilized our team. One could see that Theophilus Nyame who was his partner in midfield is struggling to cope in his absence while others are doing well. Gradually the team will take shape and we’ll start winning games.”

After Chelsea next weekend, Kotoko will play host to Hasaacas and travel to Dormaa to face Aduana Stars, clubs they drew 2-2 and lost 1-0 to respectively last season.

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