The first phase of the 2019/20 Ghana premier league season came to an end last week despite having two games to spare. We spoke to Legon Cities FC midfielder Abdul Wahab Hanan and he opened up to their general performance in the first round and also shared some advice to Ghanaians on how to protect themselves from contracting the coronavirus.
On Legon Cities FC performance after first round, Abdul Wahab Hanan indicated they haven’t been that bad after the first phase just that they have recorded too many drawn games. “We didn’t know each other that much when we all arrived but we are beginning to gather the pieces , the team bonding and cohesion is there now and will be ever ready to exhibit more improved output if the second round commences.”
They are currently sitting 14th on the league log with 17 points and have also advanced into the round 32 of the FA Cup after thumping on Inter Allies by 3-0 in the round of 64.
On the effect, the former Club Africaine midfielder has stated the suspension of the league has really affected them in many ways since it is going to affect their match fitness and form in general.
“We have being playing week in and out so definitely it will affect we the players. Business wise, it is going to affect the people selling at the various stadia on match days since they won’t be able to raise enough money like when the league was in session” he added.
On how they train without their colleagues, Hanan disclosed is not easy at all but they have no reason to stay in doors so they protect themselves from catching the virus and also trained on their own. He said, “we do something small at home to maintain our fitness since the league can return at any possible time.”
On his own performance, Abdul Wahab Hanan believe his first round output wasn’t that bad but he hope to rise from that heading into the second phase of the season. Having played 13 games in the league at the moment, the former New Edubiase player has won himself one man of the match accolade in that narrow 1-0 triumph over Elmina Sharks in match week 8.
Hanan wrapped his interview with us by issuing some advice to Ghanaians on how to protect themselves from catching the deadly coronavirus. He said;
“Let’s take the safety precautions very serious, we make sure we use sanitizers in washing our hands, we avoid close contacts with people and also stay in doors more often if possible. With this, I’m very hopeful this epidermic will come to pass”, he concluded.
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim