Players of Kumasi-based King Faisal have been challenged by a veteran football administrator, Nana Yaw Owusu Akwanuasa, to lift themselves from the bottom of the Ghana Premier League table when competitive football returns.
Expressing concern about the poor performance of King Faisal in the interview with Graphic Sports Online, Nana Yaw Owusu said the players needed to put the past behind them and forge ahead to deal with the canker bedevilling the club.
At the time the League was suspended, Faisal, who had secured just six points from 14 matches, were firmly glued to the bottom of the league ladder.
Incidentally, the club had scored 17 goals just like Dormaa-Ahenkro-based Aduana Stars and Berekum Chelsea which occupied the first and second positions respectively with 28 points and 25 points from 15 matches played.
Ironically, Faisal had more goals than Asante Kotoko which occupied the third position with 25 points from 14 matches, having scored 14 goals with seven goals against them as opposed to Faisal’s 29 goals.
Nana Yaw Owusu attributed Faisal’s poor performance to their weak defence, hence the need to tighten their defence and midfield to stop the leakage.
“King Faisal fought very well at the law courts against relegation and the efforts of Alhaji Karim Gruzah brought the team back in the Premier League.
“Unfortunately, his efforts are not being rewarded due to the performance of the players. Before the league was suspended some weeks ago, King Faisal was yet to win any match after playing 14 league matches.” Nana Yaw Owusu observed
He noted that, “Alhaji Gruzah deserves better than the current position the team is occupying, and that the earlier the players sat up to give Alhaji a deserving reward through a better performance, the better.”
Nana Yaw Owusu also charged the management of the club to take advantage of the league’s break to recruit quality players to beef up the team .
He said recruiting experienced defenders and midfielders into the team would yield positive results in order for King Faisal to avoid relegation.