Soccer News Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Kotoko Coach Steve Pollack insists defeat in GHALCA G8 affects nothing

Head Coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Steven Polack has down played the effect of his side's 1-0 loss to Dreams FC, saying it doesn't affect his pre-season plans and expectations.

"No", he stressed when asked at the post-match conference if his plans have been thwarted by the results. "This is just a pre-season game. We learn from it and move on. This is football.

We don't want to lose particularly at home but I would be worried if this was the season and not pre-season."

The defeat is Kotoko's first in four pre-season games and as many in the competition which Steve Polack says he is using to assess his players but desires to win.

Group-A is now open with Kotoko and Dreams FC on three points in two games ahead of today's other day-2 game between Aduana Stars, who are also on three points from one game, and pointless Techiman Eleven Wonders.

A semi final berth now hinges on victory against Aduana Stars in the last group game. The coach Steven Polack says that is the focus currently.

"If you are a coach, you want to win every trophy even if its pre-season. This game is gone. They did well and I congratulate them. We have to move on, win our game on Sunday to qualify for the semi finals."

Source: asantekotokosc.com
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