Asante Kotoko new coach Zdravko Lugarusic has told his players he isn’t in Ghana “For fun but to win trophies”. He said this as he met the playing body and the technical team on Tuesday at Adako Jachie.
The Croatian was signed last Saturday to fill the vacant head coach job and he briefly laid bare his plans during his introduction. “You know why you are here” Zdravko told the players moments after he had been introduced to them by Management.
“Kotoko is for trophies; league and cups and you have your bonuses as you win. We are not here for fun. I don’t know all of you but I know names. I’ve heard a lot of good things about you. We can’t do it if you wouldn’t help us to do it” he stated.
Zdravko has had stints in Europe, Asia and Africa. He revealed to the players his enormous knowledge and experience in the African game. “African players are gifted with skill. You can do anything with the ball, you can do whatever you want with it. My job is to teach you how to run and think at the same time. You have to run and think at the same time. You have to improve on your running in the game without the ball and with the ball” he said.
The coach expressed confidence in Assistant Coach, Michael Osei and hoped that they can together bring good tidings to Kotoko. Zdravko, who was accompanied by Executive Chairman, Dr. Kwame Kyei stayed on to watch the day’s training which was supervised by Michael Osei.