Asante Kotoko interim coach Johnson Smith has vow to improved Asante Kotoko performance against Lower Division side Skyy FC when the two sides meet on Sunday. The former Karela United coach has handled the Ghanaian giants for some weeks now, beating Asokwa Deportive and Sampdoria in clubs preparations ahead of the new season.
But all these friendlies have come inside Kotoko’s training grounds Adako Jachie training complex, in light to put his side in fine shape before the start of the 2019-2020 Ghana Premier League season.
Smith’s side made a trip out of their comfort zone to defeated Cape Coast Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs 2-0 at the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast, in a game Kotoko played well and dominated their opponents.
Despite playing well, Johnson Smith believes Kotoko failed to make the numerous spaces they created up front count, and failed to disorganize Dwarfs’ defensive organization with through balls.
“We played and possessed very well but didn’t utilise the spaces we created in the opponent. We should have played more direct defence-splitting passes for the strikers to feed on’, Smith told reporters.
If that flaw was corrected against Dwarfs, Kotoko could have hammered the Cape Coast side with more goals.
Smith has promised the lack of defence-splitting passes problem in Kotoko’s play would be something of the past when his side face Skyy FC on Sunday.
“We will correct that against Sky FC on Sunday.”
After Sunday’s game, Kotoko would travel to the Capital to play their traditional rivals Hearts of Oak in the Presidential Cup final, 15th December.