Marauding full back Patrick Yeboah has insisted his departure from Asante Kotoko was not born out of acrimony rather a quest to prove to his doubters wrong.
The budding left back joined the Porcupine Warriors from Anyinase based Karela United in 2019 ahead of Asante Kotoko’s CAF Champions League adventure but the arrival of Ibrahim Imoro, also from Karela United, coincided with reduced game time for Yeboah coupled with the acquisition of ex-Atalanta full back Patrick Asmah influencing his decision to make the tough call of exiting the club.
Speaking to Kumasi FM, Patrick Yeboah dispelled any lingering rumours about a rift between himself and Kotoko head coach Maxwell Konadu.
“I do not have any problem with Coach Maxwell Konadu and I cannot say he was unfair to me. There are certain things I cannot say on air but everyone who was present at our training grounds can attest to my performance, my training was even better than my performance during matches,” he explained.
“Coach Maxwell Konadu could not cause financial loss to the club by keeping a player he’s brought on the bench hence playing Imoro Ibrahim over me,”
He added: “I perfectly agreed to his stance but coach Maxwell Konadu can attest to the fact that I was giving Ibrahim a tough opposition, my colleagues on many occasions told me I was better than Ibrahim and should have started games so I’ve decided to move on to prove to everyone that I am capable and fit to play than to be warming the bench.”
Yeboah, who feels hurt says his decision is solely based on proving to his doubters he still possess the quality that made Asante Kotoko splash the cash on him.
“It’s not my will to leave the club. I am not happy at all but I have to take the challenge to prove to people that I am a better player who’s not giving enough time to prove my worth.”