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25.11.2008 Football News

How ``David slew Goliath``… I had a clue before the game -Nii Noi Thompson

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle

The newly-recruited Head Coach of Berekum Chelsea, Nii Noi Thompson, has admitted that his fair knowledge of Liberty Professionals did the trick for his 3-2 win over his former side last Sunday.

“Having been with them for quite some time now, I am well versed with their style, and I mapped out the right strategy, which worked to perfection,” the proud coach said in a post match interview.

Their vintage performance notwithstanding, the former Liberty Professionals Assistant Coach revealed that he had identified some rough edges in the team, and was going to work on that ahead of their subsequent matches. Responding to his side's chances in this year's league season, he noted that, “It's too early to comment on that, but we have Top 4 in sight, and we are working assiduously at that.”

He is hoping to work on the talents of charges like Richard Atikia, Basit Abdul, Nuru Awudu and Richard Afari, among others, as they would make a strong case in this, and subsequent seasons.

Reacting to the infamous defeat, highly rated coach Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, blamed his sides' 3-2 loss to the premiership newcomers, Chelsea, on complacency.

To Attuquayefio, but for complacency on the part of his side, they could have won their 2008/2009 league opening game hands down.

“We started relaxed, and when we realised we had to double our efforts to recover, it was too late,” he told the press, after the shocker, in a post game interview.

He, however, gave the assurance of going back to the drawing board to put their house in order, before the league resumes next Wednesday.

Coach Attuquayefio admitted his 'boy's' (Thompson) competence, saying, “He's been with us for quite a long time, and has a lot up his sleeves. I think he must be on his own now, I wish him well.”