Asante Kotoko coach Mariano Barreto has revealed his top defender Abdul Ismail Ganiyu suffered an injury during Kotoko’s 3-2 triumph over Inter Allies in the Ghana Premier League on Monday afternoon.
The 25-year-old was replaced by Mubarik Yussif on the 46th minute mark at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu after sustaining an injury in the first half.
Kotoko coach Barreto must wait to find out the extent of damage done to his top defender ahead of crucial games against Karela United and rivals Hearts of Oak.
Barreto criticised the Theatre of Dreams pitch and blamed the injury on the bad nature of the pitch.
“I had two injury situations. We had to replace Ganiyu because of injury afterwards Evans also sustained injury because the pitch is not good. I don’t understand how this pitch can be approved for league match,” he told Eli Kondoh in the post match interview.
“Sometimes when we lose we try to find excuse but I tell you this pitch doesn’t meet any of the conditions to play a league match on,” he added.
Evans Adomako also suffered injury in the course of the game.
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