Forward Seth Kumah is geared up for his first competitive game for Planners Athletic Club as the season opens on Saturday. The Executioners make the trip to Nungua, a suburb of Ghana’s capital Accra, to take on Danbort FC in a highly expectant duel.
Kumah, 20, missed the cancelled 2019/20 season as he spent over three months undergoing observations at United Arab Emirates giants Al Ain. However issues generated by the COVID-19 pandemic means he had to return to the West African nation to rejoin Planners.
The talented forward has been training with Planners for the past 17 weeks since the start of the pre-season campaign and looks fired up for the season.
“Of course I’m ready for the start of the season because that is the main reason for the hard work I have put in during our pre-season.
Everybody really looks forward to a remarkable season.”
Kumah, who joined Planners two seasons ago, enjoyed a memorable pre-season with the team as he scored 4 times including a stunning finish against former Ghana Premier League campaigners Wassaman United as well as scoring high marks against Sekondi Hasaacas, Liberty Professionals and New Edubiase United FC. He feels the pre-season exercise has shaped the team for the task ahead.
“Our preseason trip helped us a lot in a sense that it gave us more confidence and match fitness. And, also it helped test our strength with our coequals in the division and had given the team so much confidence and match fitness in these tests. I think the team is in a very good shape to start the season on a good note.” “Those goals gives me so much inspiration because it makes me look ready for the upcoming season and also gives me an alert to be scoring more of those when I’m given the chance to play.”
Last season when Emmanuel Bulley’s side faced Danbort Kumah was not around due to his spell with Al Ain. It would be the first time he comes up against the Greater Accra-based side and he says remains charged up for the opposition.
“I think this will be my first encounter with them. I’m really looking forward to play as instructed by our coach and to add a little of my own ideas to come out with a better performance. Hopefully that will be a good test for my teammates and myself.”
Due to the nature of the trip from the Eastern region to the Greater Accra region local fans within the Akyem enclave might not be able to travel for the game but Kumah has words of assurance for them.
“I’m promising nothing but good action and victory for the fans. And, personally I hope to cap it with a great performance. The fans should keep backing us.”
SOURCE: Planners AC Media