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Johnson Smith: Karela Utd coach eyes top four finish

Karela United coach Johnson Smith says a top four finish is the target for the Ghana Premier League newbies.

The Nzema Aiyinase-based club will be making their debut outing in the country’s top division when the 2017/18 season kicks off in February.

Karela were the first of three sides to secure promotion from the Division One League last season. They have had quite an impressive pre-season so far – made some top signings which is also reflecting in their performance in the ongoing Ghalca G8 pre-season tournament.

“Our target for the season is to get to the top four and if even we don’t get there and manage to get a good position, we would like it,” head coach Johnson Smith said.

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Touching on his team’s progress in the G8, the Karela gaffer added:

“In our first match against Hearts my players were a bit shaky but after that, they are booming with confidence and I hope we can carry that into the season.”

Karela lost 1-0 to Hearts of Oak in their first match but recovered to thrash Ebusua Dwarfs to brighten their chances of advancing to the semis. They face Group A leaders Medeama SC on Sunday.




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