Richard Mpong: Coach Duncan decides my future at Kotoko

Asante Kotoko winger, Richard Mpong was relieved when his brace secured all three points for Kotoko against BA United last Sunday but the midfielder says he has left the decision of making it back into the starting eleven to Coach David Duncan.

The winger scored two goals on a memorable afternoon in Kumasi to restore Kotoko’s lead after Amos Frimpong and Obed Owusu’s two first half goals were levelled up by Abdul Jabla and Wahab Abdul in the second half.

Richard Mpong has not had enough starts or come-ons especially in the second round of the ongoing First Capital Plus league and he felt the decision of a come-back rested on David Duncan.

“For now it all depends on the coach”, Richard Mpong told the club’s website. “I will keep on training. If he sees that the performance is good and calls for me, I will be glad; and if he doesn’t too and wants to continue using me as a substitute, I will take it like that. So let’s leave that to the coach”.

The winger did not celebrate his first goal. In fact it was the second that he raised his right hand and run to the supporters as his colleagues chased to mob him.

“The goal means a lot to me. For some time now I haven’t gotten the opportunity because those playing are doing well. I had to wait for this opportunity to come. I am happy because I came on in the second half to score two goals. I felt relieved and that was why I couldn’t celebrate the first goal,” he added.