Kotoko keeper Felix Annan: I started career as a striker
Felix Annan has been performing well for Asante Kotoko and the 24-year-old has been one of the key players for the Reds in the CAF Confederation Cup this season.
The diminutive shot-stopper makes the job hard for strikers, but little will you know that he started his career as a striker.
Annan told CAFonline.com that he started out as a striker when he was a younger player, but he was moved to the goalkeeper's role due to a circumstance – a move he never appreciated but took to it with diligence.
“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."
The 24-year old has however proven that it was a good choice to change positions as he has enjoyed much success at the goalposts.
He has received call-ups to the various national teams and was part of the Black Stars B squad that won the WAFU Championship.
The budding keeper has also has been called up for the Black Stars upcoming Afcon qualifier against Kenya on March 23.