Kwoffie plays down interest on Ghana PL topscorer award

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The Miners striker scored the first hat-trick of the campaign but has played down suggestions that he is hoping to end the new season as goal king

Ashanti Gold striker Hans Kwoffie insists he is not desperate to win the 2017 Ghana Premier League topscorer award despite his incredible performance for the former league champions last weekend.

The 27-year-old scored the first hat-trick of the season on Saturday when his side defeated Great Olympics 3-1 on matchday two at the Len Clay Sports Stadium. However, he claims his target is to help the club achieve success in the top-flight this season and not chasing a personal glory.

"It is a great feeling to begin the season in that manner. But my target this time around is to win the league title and other trophies like the FA Cup but not to pick up personal glories," Kwoffie said.

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"I am a striker, therefore my core duty on the pitch is to score as many goals as I can for my club. However, my main target is not to win the goal king award. That's far from my dream for now. I want to help the club to win trophies because we could not defend the league title during the previous season.

“We battled relegation throughout the campaign and we wouldn't want a repeat that this time around. So we hope to build on the victory over Olympics and prepare very well for our game in the mid-week because we have to maintain a consistent run to stand a chance of realising our dreams,'' he added.

Ashanti Gold will travel to Tema to lock horns with returnees Tema Youth on Wednesday.