The 27-year-old has what it takes to carry out for the Porcupine Warriors, in keeping with the membership’s former ahead
Ex-Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe is backing new membership signing Michael Vinicius to comply with within the footsteps of Brazilian compatriot Fabio Gama Dos Santos and take the Ghana Premier League by storm.
Vinicius sealed a two-and-a-half-year deal to the Porcupine Warriors final week, turning into the fourth Brazilian to hitch the membership within the final 16 years following Fabio Gama Dos Santos final yr, Gleisson de Souza Ferreira in 2005 and Hermes da Silva in 2013.
Final October, Gama transferred to Kotoko amid questions over his high quality however a run of high quality performances within the GPL has seemingly silenced many of his critics.
“Kotoko have made the right signing. If a automotive has an issue with the engine, we don’t purchase a tire. Immediately we’ve got watched movies of the boy [Vinicius],” former GPL prime scorer Bekoe instructed Vitality FM. “When Gama was coming folks stated all type of issues.
“They stated he’s a carpenter, however for me, Fabio Gama is my toast of the season. Soccer is being performed by footballers and it has one language.
“So it doesn’t matter whether or not you might be from Kosovo or South America. When you perceive the soccer language that’s it. Folks say Fabio Gama is weak and he must be robust. That’s how he’s made to play.”
Vinicius featured for Fluminense and Criciuma in his homeland earlier than leaving for Estoril in Portugal in 2016.
He then made a comeback to Brazil, becoming a member of America Mineiro, and happening to additionally play for Resende and Cascavel earlier than transferring to Linkoping Metropolis in Sweden in 2019.
“Fabio Gama may be weak however what’s his contribution on the sector in comparison with these we expect are match for. In Ghana when you’re muscular that’s when folks suppose you might be match,” Bekoe added.
“When you have a look at the [recent Caf Confederation Cup] recreation in opposition to ES Setif, Kwame Poku was the one cumbersome participant within the Kotoko group, however have a look at the Setif group, body-wise, tactical smart, self-discipline on the sector and every part. We now have an extended approach to go.”
Final yr, he was on the books of Japanese third tier aspect Grulla Marioka earlier than returning to Sweden to hitch Vasalunds.
Kotoko, 23-time GPL champions, want to win the title for the primary time since 2014. They sit fourth on the league desk halfway via this season’s championship.