Turns Down Kotoko Offer For Liberian Striker
What could have being described as a historic transfer as far as
Liberian football is concerned filled to materialize last weekend in
the city of Kumasi when the deal for Ghanaian One Touch Premiership
Side Asanti Kotoko failed to sign on 18 years old Liberian sensation
PAtrick 'Junior boy' Doeplah.
In a dispatch from Ghana, the player's manager, Thomas Maloon
McClean noted the deal failed to take place due to the fact that the
term of the contract was unsatisfactory and he is as well working on
something bigger for the prodigy in the bigger leagues of Europe.
"Kotoko is quite an accomplished club with a huge fan base and good
organization, but i was not happy with the arrangement".
According to him, the player would be under paid which will be
degrading to his fabulous talent, and the club would in turn make
huge profit in the future for the rising star.
The sublimely gifted left footed Doeplah is a property of local
premiership LISCR FC who was a member of the Mighty Barrolle wsquad
that won the Liberian Premiership title in 2006.
He also styled for the youthful premiership outfit Roots FC after
stints with Gardnersville FC.
He left for Ghana a month ago for greener pasture through the
instrumentality of his manager Thomas MAloon McClean.
The rationale behinfd the refusal of a Kokoto deal is surprising
since the player is in the lowly rated Liberian league that is well
noted for less attractive salaries for its players.
But, the news from the manager that there are bigger offers for the
Former National U-17 hit-man National U-20 asset is something
observers say could be a justifiable reason for the reported
Had the speedy and technically gifted dynamite joined Kotoko, he
would have being the first from the country to do so which could
have being very much historic.
Doeplah's mazy runs, descent finishing abilities and good work rate
has made him to be freaked by managers trotting the continent
with fans being continuously being wooed by his explosive and
Whether he moves to Europe, Asia, America or some parts of Africa,
one thing that is of sure is that the committed gem who has a bag of
skills and a constant knack for goals is one on the rise, and could
be an integral part of any club's set up in the not too distant