Interim Asante Kotoko coach, Abdul Gazale, has expressed confidence in the abilities of Brazilian striker Matheus Medeiros de Souza following his performance in their draw against Legon Cities on Thursday.
The 26-year-old forward joined the Ghana Premier League champions in January and had only previously played as a substitute in their 4-0 victory over Accra Lions in February 2023.
Under previous manager Seydou Zerbo, he appeared to be out of favour, but he impressed Gazale and was only substituted in the 76th minute of the match at the El-Wak Stadium.
The coach praised Medeiros de Souza’s versatility, which contributed well to the team’s performance.
“He did exactly what he was asked of. He is very tough on the ball and very defensive-minded on the ball despite being a striker. He dropped deep to help in the build-ups and that was exactly what was expected of him and he needs to keep it up,” Gazale said.
Medeiros de Souza will be interested in getting more minutes under Abdul Gazale as the team’s quest to bounce back to winning ways, having failed to do so in their last two matches.
They will welcome 10th-placed Real Tamale United at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.