Asante Kotoko legend Stephen Oduro has revealed that he never saw himself as a flop in the Reds’ jersey.
The former Black Satellites wonderkid, Oduro, joined the Porcupines lads from Real Tamale United (RTU) in 2000 after a protracted transfer saga that got him banned for a year after signing a contract with Ashantigold.
Oduro, who now based in the USA got his Kotoko career started in 2001/2002 Ghana premier league season after serving his ban and went on to become the club’s longest-serving player in history and won many laurels with the club.
Though, his stay with Kotoko was truncated by a move to South Africa’s Supersport which was then coached by current Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane in 2005 but returned to the Porcupines in 2006 after an unsuccessful with ‘The Swanky Boys’ before retiring in 2017.
“God was wonderful to me from the first time I wore the Kotoko jersey, I never flopped in any game because I had the team at heart so I always wanted to give my all,” he revealed in an interview with Revolt Gh.
“Every footballer in Kumasi aspires to play for Kotoko so when I got the chance to play for the club, I thanked my God.”
His skills and ability, as well as his down to earth nature, made him a hero with Asante Kotoko.
It is still shocking that a player of his calibre didn’t get many chances as far as the national team was concerned, but representing Asante Kotoko for 16 years is a noteworthy achievement and one he will be proud off throughout his life.