Black Stars deputy coach David Duncan will not be a happy man following revelations by former Kotoko winger Richard Mpong with claims of being sidelined because he was signed by Didi Dramani.
The Elmina Sharks star in a piercing allegation has revealed that the former Kotoko manager sidelined him and other team mates because they joined the club under Didi Dramani.
David Duncan had taken over from Didi Dramani in 2015 after the latter had led the Porcupine Warriors to two league titles and an FA Cup trophy.
In an interview with footballmadeinghana.com, Mpong revealed that his troubles, likewise other players, with the club started when Duncan tagged him as Didi Dramani boy.
“When Duncan succeeded Didi Dramani, there were talks in town as to who is better since Didi had been a CAF instructor who was teaching most of the local coaches.
“That actually affected us because Duncan started sidelining all the players who were signed by Didi because he thought we’ll sabotage him,” Mpong revealed.
He continued: “In fact, a day before Kotoko played against MC El Eulma in the CAF Champions League in 2015, Duncan invited all the players and told us those who joined under Didi and think we can’t play for the club again should own up. No one knew what triggered that,” he shockingly said.
“We’re shocked because none of us had even thought of that. That really affected us and none of us was able to play well in the game which we eventually lost 2-1 at home,” he added.
Following his contract expiration, Mpong was offered a two year deal with the club but he claims he called for a termination due to the treatment meted out to him by coach Duncan.
“I was sidelined by coach Duncan and not even was I given the chance to play ceremonial games.
“So I requested for a termination of contract because my career was vital to me.
“My three years contract with the club had expired and I was offered two more years extension.
“But I wrote to the club to terminate the contract since I had not been paid any entitlements by then,” he concluded.
Mpong joined Aduana Stars after terminating his contract with Kotoko and won the league title in 2017 with the side.