Kotoko will beat Dreams FC again — Obed Owusu

BY: Beatrice Laryea and Edmund Okai Gyimah
Kotoko will beat Dreams FC again — Owusu

Kumasi Asante Kotoko forward, Obed Owusu, says his side is ready to punish Dreams FC for the second time when the two sides meet in their Week Seven league fixture on Sunday at the in Dawu Park.

A fortnight ago, Owusu was on target for the Porcupine Warriors when he connected home a Emmanuel Gyamfi well-taken cross in the 52nd minute to secure a 1-0 win for Kotoko over Inter Allies in their Week Two fixture played at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Last Wednesday, Owusu scored Kotoko’s first goal with a beautiful volley against Ebusua Dwarfs to seal a 2-0 win for Kotoko against Ebusua Dwarfs in a mid-week fixture.

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Speaking with the Graphic Sports yesterday, the winger insisted Kotoko will repeat the dose they dealt Dreams two seasons ago when the two sides met at the same venue saying: “We beat Dreams at Dawu the last time we met and we will beat them again and even if we don’t beat them we will make sure to pick a point at Dawu,” he said.

The 28-year-old player continued: “Generally, we are looking forward to win the trophy. That is the target and expectation of management, technical team, the players and the supporters too, so we can’t take chances, especially against Dreams on Sunday.”

Owusu joined Kotoko from Brong Ahafo-based Berekum Chelsea and is turning heads at the Baba Yara Stadium.

In 2015, Kotoko’s lethal striker was adjudged the club’s Best Player for the Month of August at the end of the then First Capital Plus-sponsored Premier League.

The former Gamba All Blacks player picked the honour with 38.3 percent of votes, ahead of Eric Ofori Antwi and Dauda Mohammed who bagged 34.8 per cent and 26.73 per cent respectively.

The award scheme introduced by technology software developer, Jimatech, was aimed at motivating Kotoko players to give of their best.

...But Arthur sure of Dreams FC win

Dreams FC defender, Maxwell Arthur, believes the Dawu-based club will return to winning ways on Sunday when they host Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League week seven top liner at the Dawu Park.

Arthur, who has played every minute in all Dreams FC games this season, said though the game would be tough, they had the needed materials to win.

"It is going to be a difficult game, judging from the fact that Kotoko, no matter what, is a giant in Ghana football but I am optimistic that we will win," Arthur told the Graphic Sports.

"We just have to be fully concentrated for 90 minutes; we have to pay attention from the start to the end of the game.

“The last time they came here, they scored under one minute and we could not equalise despite dominating."

"We have lost two and drawn one in our last three games so this is a must-win for us and we are fully prepared for it," he assured.

Arthur, who recently earned a national Under-20 call-up, also disclosed that it had been a fantastic season so far for him as he continues his development.

"I can say it has been a really good season for me. Two years ago when we were in the Premiership, I played two games but I think now I am more matured and it is showing.

"My target is to continue getting more playing time to help my club to finish in the top rungs," he added.

Arthur, who set up Dreams FC's goal in their away game against Bechem United, is a natural midfielder who was converted into a right back last season.

He made 29 appearances for Dreams FC in the Division One League and assisted four goals.