Karela United FC centre back Abdul Ganiu Ishmael has made known his love for Kumasi Asante Kotoko, revealing his eagerness to play for the Kumasi based outfit.
Ganiu joined the Passioners in 2017 from one time league champions Wa All Stars and is reported to have his contract run out by October 31, and Kotoko are keen on signing him to augment their seeming leaky defence.
Asked if he wishes to wear the red jersey at the Baba Yara stadium, Ganiu answered with superlative adjectival affirmation.
” Of course yes”, Ganiu told Kumasi based FOX FM when asked whether he would like to play for Kotoko. “Former [Kotoko] coaches David Duncan and Michael Osei spoke with me for (for a move to Kotoko) before they eventually left the club, I will be happy to play for Kotoko”, he continued.
Karela United are scheduled to host Asante Kotoko in a friendly match at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park on Sunday, and the porcupine warriors will look to seal the deal with the Passioners before returning to Kumasi.
Meanwhile, Spokesman for Karela United Samuel Enyan Requelme told FOX FM his outfit are open to negotiations for the centre back if Kotoko presents official bid.
“Kotoko has not made any official offer for Ganiu but we will welcome them and negotiate if they present an offer”, Requelme said.
He however claimed that Abdul Ganiu penned a two-year contract with Karela and still has one year contract with the Aiyinase (Nzema) based club, contrary to reports that the contract expires by end of October.
Kotoko however faces competition from regional rivals Ashanti Gold SC as well as Medeama SC for the signature of the former Wa All Stars star.
SOURCE: FOX 97.9 FM