Kenichi not blaming goalkeepers for Aduana Stars drubbing

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The Eleven-Is-To-One coach speaks on the performance of his shot-stoppers in the humiliating fall on Sunday

On a matchday when Ebusua Dwarfs coach Bashir Hayford descended heavily on goalkeeper Frank Andoh for "gifting" two goals in their 3-0 defeat to Karela FC, Inter Allies boss Kenichi Yatsuhashi has taken things rather calmly despite watching one of his shot-stoppers concede two times and a red card and another let in four goals in Sunday's 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Aduana Stars

The Eleven-Is-To-One endured a tough time away at Dormaa as goalkeeper Kwame Baah was sent off in the 21st minute, forcing the Japanese to bring on second-choice Salifu Saed, before the Fire Boys added four more goals. 

Nonetheless, Kenichi is singling no one out for their crash: “The fault should not solely be put on the goalkeepers but playing with a man down [was] really a difficult task for us. 

"One could realise that we were faring well at the beginning of the game until we were reduced to 10 men. 

"Aduana Stars are a very good side."

Rather, Kenichi has nothing but compassion: “He [Baah] was very upset and l understood him as he was very emotional. 

"Nobody is happy about him getting a red card but l once again understood how he felt at the moment he received his marching orders in the game."

And Saed?

“l don’t think he underperformed as he made a perfect save on that penalty shoot awarded to them, [Aduana]," Kenichi said about Saed, who saved a 40th minute penalty.

"The rest of the goals were all straight forward goals he couldn’t do anything to avoid them prior to his red card offence. 

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"In football if keepers are not protected by their defenders it becomes impossible to save all the shot."

Allies, who sit seventh on the league table, host 2015-16 champions Wa All Stars in their next match. 

 

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