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Osman Ibrahim revs up to make the cut again at Kotoko

The recalled striker says he’s in fine form for the fight to earn a place among the Porcupine Warriors

The Asante Kotoko striker Osman Ibrahim, who has been recalled on loan from King Faisal, says he is determined to fight for his place in Kotoko if given the opportunity.

The 20-year-old joined King Faisal on a season-long loan from Kotoko at the start of the now-truncated 2019/20 season.

Benefits from exposure

Osman had an amazing season with King Faisal despite the club’s struggles.

The former Asokwa Deportivo star believes he has garnered enough exposure at King Faisal and is now ready for the big stage.

“Kotoko is a big club and, as a youngster, there will be a lot of fear. But as a loanee to King Faisal I have developed much confidence now and am ready for the big stage,” he said.

“King Faisal has helped me a lot; I got a lot of experience there,” Osman told Kumasi FM.

Explosive action

The explosive forward scored ten goals and assisted a further three in 15 appearances for King Faisal in the truncated Ghana Premier League season.

He is however hopeful that the Kotoko coach, Maxwell Konadu, will give him the opportunity he needs to prove his worth at the club.

Osman said there wasn’t enough time for him to assessed by the former Black Stars assistant coach before the start of the season.

“Coach Maxwell Konadu didn’t get enough time for me because of the time limit after his appointment, but I believe he will get me enough time this time around,” he told the radio reporter.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko will hope he adds more power to their attack as they look to build a formidable force in preparation for the CAF Champions League. His presence will also be useful with a transfer embargo by the club’s life patron, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Victor Tamakloe

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