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Jordan Opoku denies imminent testimonial match to announce his retirement

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Veteran Ghana Premier league midfielder Jordan Opoku has denied suggestions that he is on the verge of retiring from football after several years as a top-level footballer.

The player says it is totally untrue that he wants to hang his boots, adding that he considers himself the best player in the current squad of Asante Kotoko.

He admits while it is proving difficult to get an extension on his current deal with the Porcupine Warriors, no one can force him to retire or leave the club before the expiration of his contract.

Various media reports from Kumasi have claimed that the Porcupine Warriors are not ready to renew Jordan's current contract which ends in December, 2019 but the midfielder is optimistic of staying at the club for the upcoming league campaign.

The reports further stated that the Kumasi based club is planning to organise a farewell well match for Jordan Opoku but speaking on the Accra based Angel FM, he denied those rumours.

“Kotoko cannot organize a testimonial match for me when I have not told them that I am retiring from football. I am the best player in Kotoko now."

“I have a month and half contract with them and they told me that they are not ready to extend it but I don’t have a problem with it.” he added.

Jordan Opoku was part of Kotoko’s team that impressed in last season’s CAF Confederation Cup.

However, this year he struggled for game time as Kotoko crashed out of both the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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