Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Danlad Ibrahim was delighted after making his first appearance in the club’s jersey for any Ghana Football Association (GFA) sanctioned match.
The 14-year-old kept the post in Kotoko’s 1-0 win over Eleven Wonders in the G-8 match on Sunday. Speaking exclusively to FootballMadeInGhana.com, the national U-17 goalkeeper was extremely happy with his maiden show for the Porcupines.
“It was great opportunity for me. I was very happy being asked to start the match. And, mind you, it was our first game this year too” said Danlad.
Asked how the feeling was, he had this to say: “The coach told me four hours before the game. I was happy because as a player, you train for matches so it was cool for me. I’ve been in the team since last year and even having the chance to be in camp for matches was difficult.
“I didn’t get it but the coaches encouraged me. Polack, Akapo, and also my trainer, Joe Baah kept working hard on me. In all, it’s been worth waiting” he said while talking about the future.
“I want to train hard and get the opportunity in the U-20 team and see if I can get playing time at Kotoko as well in the season and ultimately get the opportunity to play in Europe one day”.