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29.07.2021 Football News

Adako Jachie training grounds unbefitting of Asante Kotoko - Mariano Barreto

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Adako Jachie training grounds unbefitting of Asante Kotoko - Mariano Barreto
LISTEN JUL 29, 2021

Asante Kotoko coach Mariano Barreto has expressed his frustrations over the state of their Adako Jachie training facility.

The training facility is currently under construction with the first phase set to be completed next two weeks.

Asante Kotoko finished the 2020/21 football season trophyless.

The Portuguese tactician replaced Johnson Smith as coach of the Porcupine but only managed a second-place finish in the Ghana Premier League as rivals Hearts of Oak won the title.

The Porcupine Warriors also exited the MTN FA Cup after losing on penalties against Berekum Chelsea.

Speaking after the defeat to Chelsea, Barreto bemoaned the state of the Adako Jachie training centre, highlighting particularly the lack of a changing room and toilet facilities.

“For a big club like Kotoko, I can’t fathom how our players come to training and have to go to toilet and urinate in the bush.

“All the conditions we have are not proper for a professional club. We are training without addressing room. We are training without a single washroom.

The first stage of the project includes a 30-bed dormitory, dressing room, secretariat, players block, executive office, medical block ( Doctors room, physio room, and recovery room), Recreational area (Swimming pool and spa), technical block (Coaches office, meeting room, and video analytic room), and gym.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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