Former AshantiGold midfielder James Akaminko has issued a come-and-get-me plea to regional rivals Asante Kotoko.
The midfielder who is the younger brother of Ghana international defender Jerry Akaminko has disclosed that he is ready to wear the Porcupines jersey.
Speaking to Kumasi FM, the 24-year-old who featured 12 times season for the Miners in the just truncated 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season shared that his relationship with the Obuasi-based club has ended after both parties failed to reach a consensus on a new deal.
He indicated that would jump on an offer to play for Asante Kotoko if they come calling.
“I’m no more a player of Ashantigold. My contract expired at Ashantigold right after the league was cancelled,” he told Kumasi FM.
“The management asked if I’m available and would like to continue with them but they have failed to reach my manager after I gave them the nod to talk to him”
“I’ve not spoken to coach Maxwell Konadu yet. He spoke to me when I was contracted to Ashgold for a possible transfer to Kotoko, he told me he spoke to the management and it was positive but I’ve not heard from him since”
“I’m yet to hear from him, but I’m willing to play for Kotoko, it will be an honour for a ‘whole’ Kotoko to approach me. I will thank God if I receive a call from Kotoko asking for my services”
“Opting between playing for Kotoko or travelling abroad, I will opt to play here than travelling abroad”
“My regards to all Kotoko fans, ‘Asanteeeeeeeeeeee’,” he shouted”
Meanwhile, a one-year transfer ban has been placed on Asante Kotoko by life patron of the club Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. It remains to be seen if the Otumfuo will go back on his words and allow the club to purchase players as they prepare for the CAF Champions League participation.