Sports News Fri, 15 Oct 2021

I proved my critics wrong last season – Kotoko’s Fabio Gama

Asante Kotoko’s Brazilian midfielder, Fabio Gama, has given an appraisal of his performance in the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season.

Fabio arrived in the Ghana Premier League amid pomp and pageantry with huge expectations from Kotoko faithful and followers of the league.

Whiles some football fans and pundits welcomed his arrival in the league, others also expressed the belief that Kotoko were embarking on another failed project with his acquisition.

Gama however turned out to be a sensation for Kumasi Asante Kotoko notching some assists and goals.

In a Joy News interview, Gama said he was not unaware of the criticism that greeted his signing but believed that his performance in the season did put to bed those concerns.

Gama held that he gave a good account of himself and played a key role in the success chalked by the club last season.

“Since Kotoko first announced my name, I started to hear this. But as I said before, I tried to do my best to prove that they are wrong about me and in the final I was right. The feelings, in the beginning, was bad because they don’t know and they start to speak bad things about you. So you start to think, “How can they do this?

“But when I heard it the first time, I start to give all my heart for Kotoko and prove that they are wrong because I came and I can improve myself, and this was very important for me so all the haters they give me more strength to make my way easy. At the same time this makes me strong,” the Kotoko player said.

Gama who spent two years in the Swedish league before moving to Asante Kotoko opened up on how he has been adapting to Ghanaian football.

He revealed his preferred position which is the central attacking midfield role, otherwise known as ‘Number 10’.

“I was in Sweden for two years so it was a good time. I learnt a lot in Sweden, like football tactics, how to understand the game. These were very important for me and when I came to Ghana it was easier to adapt to Ghana football. I played as a midfielder [in Sweden] like I did with Mariano [Barreto] here – I played as a midfielder on the right side, the same position. Sometimes as a number 10 as well,” Gama said.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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