Veteran Kumasi Asante Kotoko midfielder, Stephen Oduro has revealed the Coach Michael Osei has planned to force him out of the club.
The technical team has declared the 33-year-old enforcer as a surplus to requirement. According to the former Real Tamale United midfielder, his head coach is plotting his departure from the club.
Stephen Oduro is one of the longest serving players of the Kumasi based club but he is set to end his 17-year stay.
“He [Michael Osei] once told me after Coach David Duncan was asked to step aside that am not part of his plans.” Oduro told the media.
“I always help to solve problems in the team as a senior player but the coach and his assistant can only explain that am sabotaging my beloved club.
“Clubs were chasing for my signature in the first round of the Ghana Premier League but I was told I can’t play against Kotoko. I was also told that am giving Micheal Osei problems whenever am on bench because the supporters always chant for him to bring me on during our games, so he decided not to include my name on the team sheet”
“There are many issues in the club, how can a player say I will not play for Kotoko again? He quizzed
“A club which upcoming footballers were dreaming of, things have changed. They have planned to force me out of the club but they can’t retire me, I can still play football.
“If they decide to part ways with me, I will leave”. He concluded
Oduro joined the Porcupine Warriors lads from Real Tamale United in 1999.