Former Asante Kotoko centre back Ismail Abdul Ganiyu has sent an emotional farewell to the club after his exit.
The highly-rated defender left Asante Kotoko at the end of the 2022/23 football season.
He’s signed a 1 year deal with side Al Talaba SC.
He took to Facebook to share this message
End Of Era
Sporting compliments to the entire Ghana football fraternity.
With fond memories from my time with Asante Kotoko SC, I write to announce the end of our relationship.
After four years of career changing time in the colors of Asante Kotoko SC, the time has come for us to mutually end our stay together, with fond memories to look back at.
From the roaring voices at the Baba Yara Stadium to the unflinching love from the Porcupine family, my time at Asante Kotoko SC could not have been any better.
The pinnacle of my time was that triumphant game against Medeama SC which confirmed us as the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier league champions.
I fulfilled a life long dream of leading the biggest Ghanaian football club to domestic triumph. Days like these don’t repeat often.
The fond memories from the club including Normalization Cup , Otumfuo Cup , President’s Cup , Qualifications into the Group Stages of the CAF Confederation Cup and the latest trophy as Ghana Premier League Champions made my stay memorable.
I could not have achieved these alone. We worked for it and we achieved a lot as a team.
I believe in the concept of Ubuntu, “I am because you are and you because of me, together we are”.
I was a porcupine before joining the club and will be a porcupine after leaving the club.
I have no grudges whatsoever against anyone and will continue to support the club.
Former Captain Asante Kotoko SC.