Asante Kotoko legend Karim Abdul Razak has bemoaned treatment meted out to him by his former employers after they ignored him for the head coach position in favour of Paa Kwesi Fabin.
The Porcupine Warriors’ coaching job became vacant last month following the sacking of Steve Polack after their elimination from the Confederation of African Football Confederation Cup competition.
Several names popped up on their radar but it was Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabin who was handed the job on a one-year deal.
Coach Razak, who guided the Porcupine Warriors to end a 10-year league title drought in 2003, could not comprehend why the club failed to hand the job which he had sought since leaving during the 2003/04 season.
“I feel neglected after all that I did for Kotoko as a player and coach.
“I have lost a lot of opportunities because of my love for Kotoko but whenever there is a chance, they overlook me. The most surprising of them all is Opoku Nti, who is a former player. I met him to tell him of my availability but he turned a deaf ear to my request.
“This is Paa Kwasi’s second coming and Ebo Mends twice coached the club but a league winning coach of my calibre and a legend of the club side-lined? Let’s pray for the current coach so he does well,” Razak said.
Meanwhile, Paa Kwesi guided the Reds to pick a point in their league opener when they played 1-1 draw with WAFA at the Sogakofe Red Bulls Arena last Sunday.