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Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan hails Joe Carr, Van Der Sar as role models

By Michael Duah
Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan hails Joe Carr, Van Der Sar as role models
Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan hails Joe Carr, Van Der Sar as role models

Asante Kotoko shot-stopper Felix Annan has hailed former Ghanaian goalkeeper, Joseph Carr and ex Netherlands and Manchester United star Edwin Van Der Sar for having a positive influence in his career.

He revealed that the former Asante Kotoko shot-stopper, Joe Carr was a role model for him due to his ever impressive performances for the Black Stars and Kotoko, while as a Manchester United supporter he looked up to Edwin Van Der Sar.

Both Joe Carr and Edwin Van Der Sar's goalkeeping style found favour with many young shot-stoppers locally and internationally and the 24-year-old custodian Annan admits that they were his role model growing up.

“In Ghana, it’s former Ghana goalkeeper, Joe Carr and internationally, Edwin Van Der Sar of Netherlands and Manchester United fame”, Annan told CAFonline.com.

He, however, revealed that he started his football career as a striker before a twist fate handed him a chance in the goalpost.

“I started as a striker at a youth club in Achimota. As if by fate, something happened during one of our games and that changed my destiny on the pitch”

”There was a time our goalkeeper failed to turn up for an important game and my coach asked me to keep the post. I gave a good account of myself that day and have never looked back. Initially, I didn’t like the idea, but after a couple of matches I grew into loving my new position and here am I today”

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