I’m an extraordinary coach and expect a win against Kotoko – Karela coach Johnson
Karela United coach Johnson Smith is upbeat ahead of the grand finale of the Ghana Special Competition which his side will play against Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, June 23.
Both teams emerged winners of their semi-final clashes on the weekend, with Karela pulling off a shock in Obuasi with a 1-0 win over Ashantigold while Kotoko snatched a penalty shootout win over Hearts of Oak (5-4).
“I have respect for all teams, but I don’t fear any team because I’m an extraordinary coach so I don’t panic playing against the big teams because I know what I’m doing,” Smith told Ashh FM.
“Everyone should expect a win when we come up against Asante Kotoko in the final. I perfectly acknowledge they are my former club and how experienced they are, but notwithstanding, we are beating them in the final.”
Karela defeated Hearts of Oak 1-0 in the group stage last April, finishing second with 17 points behind the Phobians (18pts).
The winner of the Special Competition will represent Ghana in next season’s Caf Champions League.