Ghanaian goalkeeping great Abubakar Damba has shared his pearl of wisdom with Asante Kotoko shot-stopper Felix Annan on the back of the latter losing his position as No.1 goalie at the Porcupine Warriors.
Annan, who captains Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko was dislodged from his No. 1 spot by Black Meteors goalie Kwame Baah earlier in the annulled 2019/20 football season which culminated in the former losing his position in the Black Stars.
A number of reasons has been ascribed to Annan’s situation at the Porcupine Warriors however, former Black Stars goalkeepers’ trainer cum football pundit has encouraged Felix to stay calm while intensifying his training to reclaim his spot.
“This is a young goalkeeper who has gone through the ranks. I talked to him one-on-one and on phone as well. He later thanked me. I told him there’s no shortcut to success,” Damba told Hello FM.
He continued: “It’s like going to climb a tall storey building you have to do it step by step. If you want to rush you’ll break your legs,”
“He should calm down, there is time for everything. He should intensify his training and it should be harder than when he was regular,”
Damba reasoned a lot of unfortunate events could have occurred if he was in post and thus should remain grateful to God for his current situation.
“He has to remember that God does everything for a reason. He might have sustained an injury which could have ended his career if he had been put in the post, but God knows why probably that’s why he’s not in,”
“He is still good and young goalkeeper. He still has a lot of time ahead of him. He should just remember that time will tell and God’s time is the best,”