Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah has intimated that his side brought in Brazilian midfielder Fabio Gama due to the expensive price tag of Mathew Anim Cudjoe.
Anim Cudjoe enjoyed a breakthrough spell with the Porcupine Warriors, were he was primarily used as an impact-substitute during his loan spell with the club in the annulled 2019/20 Ghana Premier League.
He was primed to join Kotoko on permanent basis however the club and the player’s representatives couldn’t reach an agreement and thus drafting in Fabio Gama as his successor.
Since joining Asante Kotoko in October 2020, the Brazilian international is yet to kick start his career with the Porcupine Warriors due to fitness issues as well as documentation which has aroused some form of agitation from the supporters front – who want to witness the ‘Kumerica Coutinho’ in action.
However, Nana Yaw Amponsah has cleared the air regarding the delay in the player’s appearance of the club stating that Gama, who he deems as replacement for Legon Cities wonderkid Mathew Anim Cudjoe, will play soon for Asante Kotoko.
The former Phar Rangers scribe further stated the Porcupine Warriors brought in Mathew Anim Cudjoe due to the exorbitant price tag on the youngster’s head.
“Fabio Gama is the replacement of Anim Cudjoe because we couldn’t afford Anim Cudjoe,”
“His working permit was the only challenge but that has been sorted,” Nana Yaw Amponsah told Kumasi-based media outlet Oyerepa 100.7FM.