Duncan doesn’t “lose sleep over claims” he’s won no serious trophies

first_imgAsante Kotoko coach David Duncan has often been mocked for failing to win a major silverware – especially the Ghana Premier league title.He came close to doing that five years ago with AshantiGold but was denied on the last day of competition as they lost out to Aduana Stars.Duncan could reverse that should Kotoko win the final of this year’s MTN FA Cup final in the coming weeks. But the tough-talking coach reminded all about his trophy laden coaching career.“Interestingly, I also consider the other trophies that I have won on some repute because they have international dimension. If you win a cup against Mamelodi Sundowns coached by [former Bafana boss] Gordon Igesund of all coaches in an invitational tournament and I hear people say I haven’t won anything, I don’t lose sleep over that at all,” he told Joy Sports in an exclusive interview.“And then again with Free State Stars if you could win against the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates managed by top coaches in an invitational tournament, I consider those trophies to be huge achievements.“I don’t want to go into some of these controversies where our league is concerned. I don’t lose sleep over those things that I haven’t won. I like the kind of trophies I have won. I won the Swag Cup against Kotoko in 2006, and those are the competitions when you win you realized you’ve won something.” “You know how our league goes. When somebody plays against another person it is a different thing all together and I don’t lose sleep over what people describe as not winning a major tournament. The kind of trophies I have won, I hold them very dear to my heart.”Duncan took over the Reds job from Didi Dramani, who won two league titles and an FA Cup.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports on Facebook/Twitterlast_img read more