Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Kwame Baah has opened up on his battle with Felix Annan for the starting spot at the club.
Baah believes he merits being the club's first-choice due to his hard and determination.
The Ghana U-23 goalkeeper has displace Annan in the post since match week four after the latter sought permission to absent himself from the team in order to prepare for his wedding after match Week 3.
Upon his return, he has had to warm the bench as Baah has been preferred to him.
"It's all about hard work," Baah told Nhyira FM.
"Felix is my senior and the first choice goalkeeper but I couldn't disappoint [when I had the chance].
"The challenge to keep manning the post came after I featured in the win against Hearts of Oak.
"Some fans said a whole lot of things but they have come to the understanding that it's all about hard work and determination."
Asante Kotoko are currently 3rd on the league table with 25 points after 14 matches played thus far.