Former Kumasi Asante Kotoko head coach Abdul Karim Abdul-Razak has dismissed long-standing rumours that he was more of a ‘spiritualist’ than a manager during his coaching days.
The man popularly known as ‘Golden Boy’ said claims of him consulting juju are untrue and must be treated with contempt.
Bankroller of Kumasi-based King Faisal during an interview accused the then Kotoko coach of consulting spiritualists.
Alhaji Karim Grunsah claimed he met Mr Abdul-Razak on several occasions consulting with spiritualists.
“Alhaji is like a father. There are things that he says you don’t want to retaliate or reply to him in a harsh way. Maybe he will feel bad but the way he talked wasn’t right,” Mr Abdul-Razak told Delali Atiase on Kick-Off Sports on Luv FM.
This happened after ‘Golden Boy’ Abdul-Razak had led Kotoko to beat King Faisal back-to-back in the 2003/04 Premier League.
Kotoko beat King Faisal 1:0 through Michael Osei’s 7th-minute free-kick in their last meeting which served as a decider for the League for Kotoko.
That victory ensured that the Porcupine Warriors became champions for the first time in 10-years with two matches to spare.
However, 16-years after those accusations, ‘Golden Boy’ Razak wants it treated with contempt.
According to Abdul-Razak, the pain associated with Alhaji Grusah’s team losing to a team twice in a single campaign may have informed the unfounded accusations.
“It may be out of anger when his team was beaten…he said this and people were taking him on so it doesn’t stop me from doing my own thing,” he said.
Abdul-Razak wondered why he will travel with Alhaji Grusah, a man he described as a father and not a friend to consult a spiritualist.