AshGold head coach, C.K. Akunnor, has revealed that his team’s inability to trouble Inter Allies on the offensive was all part of the strategy for their match on Sunday.
The Miners stayed at the bottom of the league table with 8 points following a 1-0 loss at the El-Wak Stadium in Akunnor’s first match in charge of the team.
He was employed by AshGold last week after the resignation of Bashir Hayford and has been tasked with saving the team from relegation.
However, with the team lacking goals, he decided against an attacking approach on Sunday and he said after the match that it was part of his plans.
“We were not upfront but it was because I did not want to do much there. It was not necessary for us. We wanted to play to get a draw and so, we decided to be compact.
Inter Allies have a lot of men in midfield so we did not want to allow them to control that area. We wanted to be compact and we looked forward to standard situations to score. We were not sharp upfront and that was the game plan.
The Miners have to take on Medeama Sporting Club, Dwarfs and AshantiGold before the end of the first round but even before they start playing those matches, Akunnor said he was pleased with the hard work of his players.
“I was proud of the players. They gave it a good try and that is the spirit I want to see. They showed determination in the way they played.”
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana