“My players were tired” – Liberty Professional’s George Lamptey

The coach of the Dansoman-based side feels his side could have done better in their first league game of the 2012-13 season, but pre-season activities affected their output
The head coach of Liberty Professionals George Lamptey has blamed the poor fitness of his players for the draw against newly-promoted side King Faisal.

Kennedy Ashia’s well placed first time effort in the first half was cancelled out by substitute Prince Boateng’s looping header in the second half, with the scoreline being a fair reflection of a game which neither team really dominated.

Coach Lamptey rued his players’ fitness afterwards.

“They looked tired, we’ve been playing pre-season matches and they’ve never looked tired like this,” he told Goal.com Ghana.

He added: “This is something we are going to have to work on.”

Liberty finished 8th in last season’s Ghana Premier League and will be looking to at least equal that feat this time round. The Dansoman-based club will next play Amidaus Professionals and will be looking to really get their season underway in a game that will prove tough for Lamptey due to his affiliations with the newly-promoted side.