Kotoko captain, Amos Frimpong and his colleagues have resolved to seek vengeance against any team that handed them defeat or an unfavourable outcome in the first round of the 2016/17 Premier League.
Accra Great Olympics, Kotoko’s opponents, today, are one of those teams.
As a result, they have vowed to drastically deal with them when they visit the Baba Yara Sports Stadium this Sunday for the match day 17 fixture. Olympics beat Kotoko 2-0 in Accra and they can’t escape revenge in Kumasi in the return encounter.
“We won’t spare any opponent who took points against Kotoko in the first round. Tema Youth have had their share. It’s now the turn of Olympics” said Amos Frimpong as he summed up their determination and preparation for the Wonder Club in Sunday’s game.
Kotoko dropped points in their last eight matches of the first round. They are hoping for a fruitful journey in the second round. The team has been successful in their last two matches with new Head Coach Steven Polack in-charge. They first beat Proud United 1-0 in the FA Cup at Swedru before overpowering Tema Youth last Sunday at Tema in the league.
The team is eager to make it three wins in a row. They have been training intensively throughout the week, with Coach Polack giving the necessary tutorials to exact their pound of flesh in their date with Great Olympics. With that, the revival will continue unabated.
The match, from all indications, will be a grudge contest looking at the rising form both of teams. Coach Tom Strand and his boys won their last match against Berekum Chelsea. They are brimming with confidence to keep their winning form, which Kotoko intend to shatter.
Coach Polack and his players are well-conditioned to surmount Olympics’ challenge. Sunday’s game will be Kotoko’s first home match in the second round and also since Coach Polack arrived. The coach definitely wants to victory in his revival work.
The last four meetings between Kotoko and Olympics have been fascinating. Kotoko have won one while Olympics have won two with the other game ending in a draw. Before being relegated in 2015, Olympics beat Kotoko 3-0 in an Independence Cup match on March 6, 2015 in Accra.
They later held Kotoko to a goalless draw in the first round of the 2015/16 Premier League in Kumasi. Kotoko made amends with a 3-2 win in the second-round fixture in Accra. Olympics recently beat Kotoko 2-0 in Accra in the league. It’s that defeat, the Porcupines hope to overturn.