Absa Premiership

Kotei blasts quality of Absa Prem after Chiefs exit

James Kotei (Gallo Images)
James Kotei (Gallo Images)

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder James Kotei is critical of the quality of the Absa Premiership, but he was full of praise for the coverage it gets.

The Ghanaian midfielder was let go halfway through the current South African domestic season without making a single appearance for Amakhosi.

Speaking to Tanzanian publication Daily News, Kotei has compared the South African top-flight to that of the East African country, where he plied his trade for Simba SC before his move to Chiefs in June 2019.

"I respect Simba fans a lot. They are in my blood. I love them and they love me too. I Just want to wish them well but nobody knows about the future," Kotei said.

"Some people consider the Tanzania League as of low quality but when I went to play in South Africa I realised that in Tanzania, their league is not low as many people think, only that there are minor things which need to be addressed there.

"In South Africa, the coverage of their league is big but not it's quality."

Kotei was released having failed to provide sufficient competition for the likes of Willard Katsande, Kearyn Baccus and George Maluleka.

The 26-year-old also played in the Ghanaian Premier League and the Oman Professional League and is currently on the books of Belarusian club Salvia Mozyr.

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