Former Ghana Premier League superstar Abedi Sarfo has insisted that Asante Kotoko is the biggest club in the country.
According to Sarfo, who also had stints Ashanti Gold and King Faisal during his heydays, Kotoko’s impact both on and off the pitch are so immense that players tend to benefit from it even after retiring.
“I played Ashanti Gold, King Faisal and other clubs but none of them can be compared to Asante Kotoko,” Sarfo said in an interview on Time with Super on Light FM.
“The fans, leadership and others make Kotoko to stand out among other Premier League clubs. I always feel proud representing this club because wherever I go, the fans of Kotoko treat me special and make me feel very important.
“I spent five years at Kotoko but it is as if I spent all my life with them. The impact of this great club can’t be compared to any club in the country.
“Can you imagine that when I joined King Faisal, we had to stay in road traffic after games for hours in Accra but at Kotoko, immediately they see our team bus, we will have our way through. Sometimes, motorcade will be ahead of us to pave but I never experienced this at Ashanti Gold or King Faisal,” he added.
Sarfo also believes Asante have the quality to win the upcoming Premier League title after their failure to live up to expectations last season.
“Asante Kotoko will win the league trophy next season,” he said.
“They have allowed some players to leave but I think those that have come in are equally good. I know some of them and have watched their games too.
“Richard Boadu is a good player and he will add a lot of options to Kotoko’s midfield. The young players who have also arrived will be great additions with time.
“I will urge the supporters to have patience with the players. They will have tough times but with positive vibes, they will overcome every obstacle and win the league title at the end for them,” he added.
Sarfo, who represented Ghana at the junior national team level, is now a football scout for Alpha Sports Management headed by UK based football agent Tony Appiah.