Ghana winger Solomon Asante has been talking about his spell with DR Congo giants TP Mazembe and also assesses the chances of the Ravens in the CAF Confederations Cup.
The former Berekum Chelsea talisman has been influential for the Ravens in their African campaign and starred as they reached they semi-finals after beating Algerian side ES Sétif 4-2 in Lubumbashi.
Below are excerpts of the interview with TP Mazembe’s official media.
You played in Ghana with Chelsea before coming here in DRC. Do you feel comfortable here?
I’m feeling at home here in Congo because the people like me and I also like at the atmosphere here. DRC is now my second home and I hope everything continues this way.
Did your move TPM happened by chance or you wanted to come here? Because there were a lot of offers from European club.
It was not my dream to play but I’m a professional player and once there was an agreement between the two parties and the TPM President Moses spoke to me and I understood the philosophy and vision of the club so I feel great being here.
You played in Ghana and now in Congo, how would you compare the two leagues in terms of its standards?
Mazembe is a big here and they are the super powers in the Congo league but the other clubs have small problems. However, in Ghana they follow the English style and there is great attention from outside.
How did the Ghana-Zambia game go?
The Ghana-Zambia game even started from here because of the Zambian and Ghanaian players. But were able to win at the end of the day.
You joined TPM from Chelsea while there were offers. Can you tell us how much was involved in the transfer?
The agreement was between the two clubs and the amount was not mentioned so I can’t put that out while the clubs have not mentioned it to the public.
But I signed a five year contract with TPM and I’m here working hard for the club.