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05.08.2021 Football News

No proper Brazilian player will play his career football in Ghana - Asante Kotoko coach Mariano Barreto

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
No proper Brazilian player will play his career football in Ghana - Asante Kotoko coach Mariano Barreto
LISTEN AUG 5, 2021

Mariano Barreto after failing to win a trophy has taken a swipe at Asante Kotoko management of the club after the signing of Brazilian striker, Michael Vinicius.

Following the sale of Kwame Poku to USM Alger, the club announced the signing of the striker as a replacement for Poku on one year deal.

Vinicius however failed to live up to expectation after just three months at the club.

However, Barreto has stated categorically that there's no proper Brazilian striker that will fly down to Ghana for football reasons as those people will rather target playing in Europe.

He stressed that he was astonished when he was told a top striker is arriving from Brazil because there is no prolific and in-form player will move from his country to play in Ghana.

“Players from Ghana want to go to Europe, players from Brazil also want to go to Europe. Mostly for Money,” he told Kumasi based Nhyira FM.

“So I was surprised to hear that a top striker from Brazil is coming to replace Kwame Poku at Kotoko."

“When they (Kotoko) told me a top Brazilian striker is to replace Kwame Opoku, I was surprised. Because why could a top striker in Brazil come to Ghana?" he added.

Vinicius scored just once for the Porcupine Warriors.

However, playmaker, Fabio Gama, who is also a Brazilian was sensational for the club, scoring 5 goals with 7 assists in the just-ended campaign.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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