Retired Black Stars midfielder Derek Boateng believes hardwork and discipline are the reasons behind Michael Essien’s long and successful career.
Bechem United prolific striker, Ahmed Simba Toure has stated clearly that his frosty relationship with Asante Kotoko during his three different times stint with them was due to Kotoko’s failure to pay his salaries in time.
The striker saw the light in his football career after the porcupine warriors brought him from Ivory Coast to unearth his football talent but after the goal poacher’s breakthrough, his relationship with the Kumasi lads has been unpleasant leading to his temporal stay with them whenever the deadly striker joins the team.
Many people believe the superlative striker who once won MTN FA cup best player prize with the red lads has an attitudinal problem which is making him find it very difficult to have permanent stay with the Kumasi-based club.
The Chairman of the National Circles Council of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kwaku Amponsah popularly known as chairman K5 has revealed to the public that the performance of the porcupine warriors in the just ended Ghana Premier League [GPL] was very abysmal and disappointing.
The twenty-three  times Ghana Premier League winners placed 5th on the league log with an accumulated points of 43 which was a replica of their last season’s position.
The fabulous lads managed to score total of 23 goals and conceded 22 in 30 matches and this rancid statistics for the porcupines, is a worry to the perceptive football administrator.