Medeama assistant coach Nana Yaw Amankwah and forward Kudakwashe Mahachi briefed the media at the Akoon Community Park on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s outstanding Ghana Premier League match against Nsoatreman FC.
You got two defenders scoring for the team against Legon Cities, what went into the tactical switches
It’s about how we approached the game. Every game has a strategy and the plans to adopt in each scenario. Don’t forget we lost against Accra Hearts of Oak and we needed to revive the spirit in the team and redeem our image. So, we adopted a plan, a strategy to outwit Legon Cities and I’m glad it worked perfectly for us.
We face Nsoatreman FC, who are doing extremely well. They are second on the league log. Does that put some kind of pressure on the team?
I can say it’s not pressure but playing against Nsoatreman infront of our home fans naturally brings pressure to everyone associated with the club. The growing stature of the club has placed a lot of responsibility on the team. They (Nsoatreman) are very determined to excel against Medeama. They have prepared very well for this match. It will be a difficult match but we’ll try as much as possible to win the game.
Dzakpasu is out due to suspension. What is the approach for this game?
Dzakpasu is out due to the cards but Sowah is returning to play and so we should be good.
What are the injury situation in the team?
We don’t have any injuries now. All of the players are very fit. Those who were knocked down have started recovery. Others have joined the team. Others are also working closely with the physio
What’s the latest situation regarding injured defender Benjamin Abaidoo?
Abaidoo is preparing to come back. He’s with the doctors who are taken care of him. We are hopeful that he will join the rest of his colleagues soon.
Message to supporters
They are great supporters. Medeama supporters are great. They are super! I love them so much and I am appealing to them to come to the park and cheer the boys to victory, especially for this game against Nsoatreman
You gave maestro Mahachi 10 minutes in Accra when the team won against Legon Cities, what are your assessment of his performance?
Yeah, he is picking up. Mahachi is a very technically gifted player. He is a very good player. But when he joined us, his stamina, strength were down and conditioning not too good largely because he had not been competitive for a period. But now he’s picking. We are hopeful his form will be restored to help the team greatly.