The life Patron of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Otumfour Osei Tutu II has advised members of the playing body to eschew Complacency and give their all when playing for the club.
This he said when the team paid a visit to him at the Manhyia Palace before embarking on their camping in Accra before leaving for Kano, Nigeria on Thursday.
Otumfour further cautioned the playing body to be wary of their attitudes since football is their career path they have chosen and have no other trade or career.
“Do not let complacency come into your football and put up a lackadaisical attitude on the pitch.
Most of you think you are harming Kotoko but you don’t know you are destroying your own careers.
I believe the coaches and leadership chose you people because you are the best among the lot who can propel the team forward.
What you must know is that football is your only trade and you have been carefully chosen to play for Kotoko.
Don’t think you play for Kotoko and be swollen headed because people will sing your praises on the streets of Kumasi what you must recognize is that those who will hail you are the same ones who will bring you down.
You are not playing for me Otumfour but for yourselves so that you can further your own careers. As you are going go and propel the name of Kotoko forward so you can progress.
Please kindly sleep after playing football in the night some of you roam at nights and don’t sleep making you weaker on the field.
Kotoko have since been camping in Accra training on the Accra Academy SHS Astro turf playing surface to acquaint themselves before flying to Nigeria on Thursday to face Kanu Pillars in the preliminary stage of the Caf Champions league.