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Emmanuel Sarkodie vows to repay Kotoko's faith after signing

By Vincent Ashitey
Emmanuel Sarkodie
Emmanuel Sarkodie

New Asante Kotoko signee Emmanuel Sarkodie has vowed to repay the faith shown in him by giving his 100 percent for club.

Kotoko moved swiftly to beat the like arch-rivals Hearts of Oak, Aduana Stars among others to the signing of the former Nkoranza Warriors skipper on a three-year deal.

He becomes the club's first signing in the just-opened transfer window and the second player to be registered this term following the registration of striker, Kwame Opoku who was signed earlier.

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A statement from the club read: Management has completed the signing of Emmanuel Sarkodie after the former Nkoranza Warriors skipper penned a three-year deal in Kumasi today.

The defensive midfielder, who captained lower-tier side Nkoranza Warriors over the last three years, arrives after undergoing a successful medical earlier on this week.

The midfielder is the club's first signing in the just-opened transfer window and the second player to be registered this term following the registration of striker, Kwame Opoku who was signed earlier.

Emmanuel Sarkodie hails from Abro Dunkwa but was born and bread in Kumasi. He was chased after by Aduana Stars, Hearts of Oak, Legon Cities and Eleven Wonders but opted to join us following our unparalleled record in the country and level in the African scene.

"I was born here in Kumasi and I grew up wishing to play for Kotoko," Sarkodie tells Kotoko Express App. "Coming here is like coming home to where it all started for me as a footballer as I was once a member of the Kotoko Youth Team."

"I am here to do my best to help the club achieve its goals. I believe in hard work and knows that I would not have come this far if I did not push myself. It is the same thing I am going to do here. Discipline and commitment to duty are my hallmarks and I would always give my hundred percent for the shirt and the fans."