Asante Kotoko head coach, Maxwell Konadu, has admitted that performances from his team will have to improve in the second week of the Ghana Premier League if the team’s targets will be achieved.The Reds started the new season on a victorious note after beating Techiman Eleven Wonders 1-0 in Kumasi on Sunday thanks to a Justice Blay goal in the 3rd minute.While a winning start will delight the fans, Konadu was not too happy with what he saw from the players and has promised to get a lot more from the team in subsequent rounds of the league season.“To an extent, we got a slim win and I think we worked well in training for that and took our chance when it came but then, our second half performance was not good. However, it is the start of the season and we will work on that and get better next time.On the issue of fitness, I do not think we are even operating at 80 percent of our capacity. I am sure everyone noticed how fatigued our midfield looked after doing a lot of work in the first half but we will improve. There are a lot of matches left in the season.”Kotoko travel to Accra to face Legon Cities FC on January 3 in their second game of the new league season.
Police may have identified those who planted an incendiary device that failed to explode on an Athens metro train on Saturday after viewing CCTV footage from the public transport network, sources told Kathimerini on Tuesday. A Citizens’ Protection Ministry official who wished to remain anonymous said that police have been examining video of the platform and other areas of Aegaleo metro station, where the device was found, and have singled out some suspects. The source did not state how many people the police said were involved in the would-be attack. Another ministry source suggested that some useful forensic evidence was found but that efforts to connect it with evidence gathered at the sites of terrorist attacks in the past had not yet yielded any results. Officially, the police denied that any breakthrough had been made in forensic tests. The device was left in a bag on the train that traveled between Ethniki Amyna and Aegaleo stations. It was found by the driver, who checked the carriages at the end of the journey. Anti-terrorist squad sources said that the assailants may have links to the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, an urban guerrilla group that carried out a series of bloodless bomb attacks before most of the members were arrested in 2009 and 2010. Officers have not ruled out the possibility that the suspects were members of the group. Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire had claimed an arson attack on a Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) train in March 2009 at Kifissia station. A previously unknown group calling itself Urban Guerrilla War (Antartiko Poleon) claimed on Monday that it planted the device. However, police sources said that they would wait to see if this group produces a proclamation before they can treat the claim seriously.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram