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My wife told me to join Kotoko even if they will not pay me than signing for Hearts – Kwabena Adusei

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Former Asante Kotoko defender, Kwabena Adusei has revealed that his wife advised him to join the Ghanaian giants even if he was not going to be paid.

The lanky central defender joined the Porcupine Warriors from Medeama in 2012 despite holding a fruitful negotiations with rivals Hearts Of Oak.

According to the former Okwahu United player, prior to signing for Kotoko he had discussion with Togbe Afede XIV and, Hearts were prepared to cough out GHS 80,000. But reacting Kumasi he had a call from Didi Dramani – who was joining Kotoko as head coach.

Adusei and the llate Soulama Abdoulaye

He continued that Kotoko were ready to pay him a signing-on fee of GHS25,000 – which he was not pleased at the spot.

However, speaking in an interview with Kumasi-based Ashh FM, Adusei affectionately called ‘Azaro’ disclosed that his wife convinced him to sign for the Reds although Hearts’ offer was better comparatively.

“I nearly joined Hearts Of Oak before coming to Kotoko. CK Akonnor recommended me and I had a fruitful discussion with them, and they were willing to pay me 80,000 Ghana cedis,” he told Ashh FM.

“Shortly I received a call from Didi Dramani and after negotiations I joined Kotoko although they wanted to pay GHS25,000. In fact, I was not happy but my wife told me to choose Kotoko ahead of Hearts even if they will not pay.

“Another top Ghanaian coach who I don’t want to mention his name also advised me to join Kotoko,” he added.

South African top-flight side Mpumalanga Black Aces signed Kwabena Adusei in 2014 after his two-year contract expired.

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He was a member of the Black Stars B side that participated in the 2014 African Nations Championship in South Africa.

Adusei’s two goals for the home-based Black Stars at the tournament helped Ghana to finish second but missed the final after he was sent off in the semi-final against Nigeria.

He also had stints with Tema Youth and Kessben FC.

He has retired from active football and is currently trading in building materials.

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