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11.03.2009 Football News

Tomorrow`s S.P. Mirren-All Blacks gameAfranie`s first test

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle

For ace Coach, Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie, sending visiting All Blacks empty-handed in tomorrow's Glo premier league outstanding will not only keep their dream of escaping relegation on course, but will also enhance his high reputation.

Tomorrow's game is the former Asante Kotoko and Black Starlets Coach's first duty since assuming the reigns at SP Mirren.

And the high expectation from their growing fans to produce a par excellence performance by grabbing all the three points at stake places puts the home side ahead of the visitors.

Coach hene, as he is referred to in football circles, may not boast of big names in his set up, but his ability to nurture and turn ordinary players into stars makes is what fans of the game would be looking out for.

However, names of players like MTN/Metro TV Academy star, Gideon Baah, goalkeeper Lugard Tetteh and former Olympics' and Starlets '95 star David Amoako ring a bell to power the home side to victory.

Coach Afranie pledged a few days ago when Mirren outdoored him at the Academy House that: “I'm not a magician, but I promise to make the right impact to draw the needed attention to ourselves after going past five games.”