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29.09.2005 Football News

Attuquayefio uncertain of Liberty's future

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Accra, Sept 29, GNA - Liberty Professionals head coach, Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio remains hesitant about his team's chances of picking a slot in the first four, when the Premiership is drawn to a close later in the year.

Even though picking all the 18 points left in the last six games could ensure a good position for his side, the celebrated coach says, "I'm not sure about how we might get the desired placement".

He told the GNA Sports that, "With our current inconsistencies plus other factors that have seen us fail to win when needed, it is difficult to even believe in a miracle at this stage".

Liberty's desire was to end up in the ranks of the "Top Four" clubs, which guarantees participation in both continental and the Ghana League Clubs Association's (GHALCA) lucrative Top Four championship. Currently lying six on the log, the Dansoman-based Club has won seven times at home, dropped 12 valuable points and only managed three wins and six losses in their away duels.

The usually optimistic Attuquayefio insisted that obviously "I'm very displeased with my boys because we seem to be heading no where with the kind of attitude they display on the field".

Though the coach reckons surprises are synonymous to football, he said, "one does not expect to win with this level of inconsistency eating deep into the team".

The League is becoming keener by the day and if one continues to drop points needlessly, then its obvious you've to forget it". His disappointment was apparently arrived at from the team's unimpressive outing against visiting Fetteh Feyenoord when they were given a rude awakening in their 2-1 mid-week loss in an encounter at their Dansoman Park.

However in contrast, Liberty handed Kumasi Asante Kotoko their heaviest defeat this season when Kwame Obeng Darko rose from anonymity to fame by recording a hat trick in their match.

From such an achievement, Liberty has however failed to glitter after that brave feat which broke Kotoko's superiority over them since the former made their Premiership debut some six seasons ago. The coach insists that, "Until we learn to take our chances, sustain our level of play and get the necessary results, one cannot be sure about what to expect again".

Liberty was among the teams tipped to watch by connoisseurs of the game, when the season commenced.

With their rich flair and an enviable squad that had names like Peter Ofori Quaye, banned Michael Osei and Michael Helegbe currently with a Norwegian Club and the backing of a rich technical brain, their recent chain of unimpressive runs remain a dismay to followers of the globular leather.

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