Ex-Kotoko player Latif Amadu has revealed that coaches at his Belarusian club are making a much more positive impact on his football career as compared to the kind of stewardship he received at former club Asante Kotoko.
Speaking to Ashh FM's sports team, the prolific striker who has bagged an impressive 9 goals in 12 games for Dinamo Brest expressed regret at the low level of direction given to local players by some local football officials.
"Football is all about belief. If the coach gives you that confidence that you can do it then i think you can make it. When i was at Kotoko the coaches were not using me right and sometimes too the confidence they gave to me was not something to write home about" he revealed
He claimed that at his current club, the coaches look at the individual player and assesses the player's style of play and then map out a befitting role to that effect.
"When i went to Belarus, the coaches looked at my style of play and assigned to me a specific role which aided me to score many goals and also win many man-of-the-match laurels" he added
Comparing the Ghanaian league to the Belarusian league, he stated that the latter league is ahead of the former as far as good football and resources are concerned.
"Belarus is in Europe and a team like Bate Borisov which is in that league has played champions league matches against the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona and they were impressive. When you talk about good football i think Belarus is ahead plus they have quality pitches and facilities" he asserted.
The 23 year old who has played for Berekum Chelsea and Asante Kotoko in the past further reiterated that his Ghanaian counterparts in big name clubs serve as a motivation to him as he aims to attain such status and play for Ghana consequently.
He was quick to emphasize his love for his motherland saying that he will be quick to accept an invitation to the Ghana national team at any time.
"Any time i have the call i will honor it and try to do my best to make Ghana strong" he said.
Put on the spot to choose between a lucrative move to a football club and to serve Ghana the budding striker minced no words.
"Ghana first. There is no place like Ghana and i will always choose Ghana first" he emphasized.
Latif Amadu has had an impressive run with Dinamo Brest netting 9 goals in 12 games despite joining the squad at the second half of the season.
By Musah Abelyire/ghanaguardian.com
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