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SAD NEWS: Asante Kotoko’s forward Mbella rushed to hospital in Accra

On Friday, the Porcupine Warriors’ best scorer from the previous season was brought to a hospital in Accra.

When Asante Kotoko thrashed lower-tier team Ghana Army FC 4-0 in a pre-season friendly, attacker Franck Mbella Etouga was brought to a hospital in the nation’s capital.

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SAD NEWS: Asante Kotoko’s forward Mbella rushed to hospital in Accra

Due to his health, the Cameroonian international has not participated in Asante Kotoko’s pre-season games.

His absence following two pre-season friendlies, against Panthers FC and Ghana Army FC, has prompted concerns among Asante Kotoko supporters about his future at the club, as he has been linked with a move away from the Kumasi-based team.

However, Nana Kwame Dankwah, the first vice chairman of Kotoko’s National Circles Council, has denied media claims that Franck Mbella Etouga may leave and clarified the situation further.

“Mbella Etouga and Mfegue remain at the club and will be part of the team for the upcoming season.” They did not play in the game against Panthers FC, but Mfegue dressed because the coach chose to rest him,” Dankwah stated during a Twitter Space on Saturday morning, as reported by Ashes.

“I arrived late for the game versus Army FC, and when I enquired about Mbella, I was told he had been taken to the hospital in a car.” He wasn’t feeling well, so he didn’t play in that game,” he explained.

Mbella Etouga had an outstanding debut season for Asante Kotoko, scoring 21 goals in the 2012/13 Ghana Premier League season.

Asante Kotoko are preparing for the 2022/23 season and will depart Ghana this weekend for a pre-season friendly against Al Hilal in Sudan.

Kotoko were scheduled to fly to Turkey for a two-week pre-season tour, however the trip has been canceled due to visa concerns.

Asante Kotoko will compete in the 2022/23 CAF Champions League, beginning their campaign next month against RC Kadiogo of Burkina Faso in the first preliminary round.

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