James Akaminko wants Kotoko move

James Akaminko of Ghana during the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations match between Ghana and Gambias at Stade Lat Dior, Thies, Senegal, on 01 October 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Following the expiration of his Ashanti Gold SC contract, midfielder James Akaminko has sent the Miners’ local rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko a come-and-get-me plea.

Speaking to KumasiFM, the talented midfielder said he would thank God if he could play for the Porcupine Warriors “I’m no more a player of Ashantigold, my contract expired at Ashantigold right after the league was cancelled,”

The former Tema Youth and Medeama player’s three-year stint with the Gold and Black outfit came to an end last month after he decided against extending his expired contract.


The Ashanti Gold management had tried to lure the midfielder to sign a new deal with the club but the 24-year-old seems keen on joining the Porcupine Warriors. “I’m willing to play for Kotoko, it will be an honour for a ‘whole’ Kotoko to approach me. I will thank God if I receive a call from Kotoko asking for my services.” He told KumasiFM

Akaminko has however revealed he has yet to make contact with the Ghana Premier League (GLP) giants saying “I’ve not spoken to coach Maxwell Konadu yet. He spoke to me when I was contracted to Ashgold for a possible transfer to Kotoko, he told me he spoke to the management and it was positive but I’ve not heard from him since.”

“I’m yet to hear from him again but I’m willing to play for Kotoko, it will be an honour for a ‘whole’ Kotoko to approach me. I will thank God if I receive a call from Kotoko asking for my services.” He added


Akaminko also spoke about the possibility of playing outside the country saying that although he wouldn’t rule it out, he would rather stay on the shores of Ghana “Opting between playing for Kotoko or travelling abroad, I will opt to play here than travelling abroad,”

Akaminko was a key member of the Miners team in the Ghana Premier League and in last season’s CAF Confederation Cup campaign. He also has experience with current Kotoko boss Maxwell Konadu, having been a part of the Ghanaian tactician’s Black Stars ‘B’ team that finished as runners-up in 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations held in Senegal.

by Leroy Hawkson|


Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM.
I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media.
I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.


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