Donkor eyes contract extension at Kotoko

Goal Ghana
The defender, who shook off his injury struggles to return to the Porcupine Warriors fold, is hoping to land a fresh deal

Asante Kotoko defender Eric Donkor is setting his sights on earning a contract extension ahead of the new season.

The 26-year-old, who joined the club in the 2012-13 season, has seen his four-year contract expired with reports suggesting that he will be offloaded after falling down the pegging order under coach Steve Pollack.

However, he's counting on his rich experience to push for a new deal.

“I am among the ten players whose contracts have expired after the 2016-17 season but I don’t know the plans of the coach for me now. If he needs my experience in the team, why not, I will stay,” Donkor told Otec FM.

"Although, the just-concluded season was not one of the best seasons for me especially because of the injuries I sustained. I thank God that we were able to win the FA Cup. With the club participating in the Caf Confederations Cup next season, it would be a great honour to be part of the squad," he said.

Ghana Premier League has over the years faced low patronage on matchdays and the defender believes inconsistencies to the start and end the season has attested to this.

"The European leagues have attracted more attention than our game due to our time schedules for games especially when we begin and end our season. We just ended the 2016-17 campaign and nobody is certain when the next season will start meanwhile, Ghanaians are watching the Premier League and a section can tell you when the 2019 season will even kickoff," he said.

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Aside Donkor, Goal understands that Atta Kusi, Abeiku Ainooson and goalkeeper Isaac Amoako would be offloaded by the Kumasi-based outfit.