By Patrick Akoto
Coach Mas-ud Didi Draman insists he does not feel the burden of expectations on his shoulders at Asante Kotoko.
Draman is expected to supervise his first training session at Kotoko on Wednesday after he guided the Black Maidens to clinch a historic bronze at the 2012 Fifa Uner-17 Women’s World Championship in Azerbaijan.
In his absence, the Porcupine Warriors have flattened to deceive and failed woefully to translate their pre-season form onto the new campaign.
They lie on the 9th on the table after picking a paltry two points from a possible six in their opening two games.
The former Real Tamale United and Ebusua right back could be under intense pressure to help the club defend their crown.
But he insists he is under no pressure to achieve the ultimate.
“I am not under any pressure. I have never been under pressure to deliver and I will not be under pressure to coach Kotoko,” Draman said
“I have been a practicing coach at every level in the country. I have coached so many players who play for various clubs and the national teams.
“There are a number of players who have passed under my tutelage and so I don’t see where the pressure will come from.
“Kotoko have not won their opening two games and naturally the supporters will be unhappy.
“But we have to work hard as a team to achieve results.
“When you have a team that plays well but failed to get results, it is better than playing abysmally to get results.
“The reason is that if the team is playing well but fails to pick maximum points, then you know you need to work on one or two things to inspire confidence in the team.
“But if they’re not playing well and things start going bad, you’ll be in trouble.
“I believe we will keep working hard and the positive results will start coming.”
Kotoko won the Ghana Premier League last season and will represent the country in next year’s CAF Champions League.