Asante Kotoko’s Abdul Fatawu Safiu was expected back in Ghana after his side failed to strike an agree with Finnish side, Helsingborg FF.
But in a sharp twist of events, the forward has joined Swedish second-tier side, Trelleborgs FF on loan.
The move came as a surprise to football fans in Ghana, especially faithful of the Porcupine Warriors but Public Relations Offer of the side, Kennedy Boakye Ansah in an interview with Oyerepa FM on Thursday revealed the reason behind the move to the Swedish lower tier.
He indicated the players’ reluctance to return to the West African country following the failed move and why Kotoko had to take a decision.
“The player didn’t want to return to Ghana so we had no choice but to allow him to go for the 4months loan which we are getting $35000”
“The previous offer from Helsingborg IF was insulting so we asked him to return but the player didn’t want to and wasn’t ready to return”, the PRO is quoted to have said.
He added “we believe playing in the CAF Champions league would have increased his value but his actions and inactions showed he wasn’t interested,
” so we had to cash in and the money should be in by now”, Kennedy iterated.
Fatawu Safiu was one of the standout performers for Asante Kotoko won the Normalisation Committee Tier 1 Special Cup.
The loan move is expected to end in November.