Asante Kotoko striker Kwame Opoku has revealed his personal targets for the club.
Kotoko secured the signing of the Opoku from Nkoranza Warrior in February on a 3-year deal. The 21-year-old bagged ten goals for Nkoranza Warriors in the Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee Special Competition.
The striker is expected to help sharpen Maxwell Konadu’s attack when the league resumes after the Covid-19 pandemic.
He has not kicked a ball due to the Covid-19 that have led to the suspension of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League.
According to him, he is keen to become the top scorer at his new club.
“My dream is to win laurels with Kotoko, but on the personal score, I also want to win the Premier League Goal King title too,” Kwame Opoku told Express App.
“I do not have a target as to the number of goals I want to score per season because competitive football in Ghana is not an easy one for strikers.”
Emmanuel Baffour and Mahatma Otoo are the only players to have won the Premier League Goal King title with over 20 goals or more within the last ten years, with Emmanuel Baffour recording 21 goals in 2011/12 season and Mahatma Otoo getting 20 goals in the 2012/13 season.
“The reason is not that the strikers are not good,” stresses Opoku. “But, Ghana is blessed with good defenders. Ghanaian clubs are very good defensively. This is a challenge and not an obstacle, and overcoming it is what I hope to do.”