Former I-League champions Aizawl FC have announced the signing of Liberian striker Ghanefo Ansumana Agogo Kromah for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
On asking if he had any other offers other than Aizawl, he replied “There were two other offers for me. But I chose Aizawl because I thought it will be a new challenge- to bring back the I-League trophy to Aizawl.”
Known to the Kolkata crowd as “Khep King”, Kromah has been famous from his ”khep” performances than playing professionally. To this he said “Khep is important for a footballer. It is a source of income, and playing in smaller grounds increases the skills of a footballer.” Kromah was spotted playing khep games even during the CFL matches.
Talking about the rise of his career, Kromah had an impressive campaign with Churchill Brothers SC in the 2017 I-League, scoring six goals in 13 matches after signing late for the Goan giants.
He thereafter returned to Kolkata to join city giants Mohun Bagan AC for the 2017 Calcutta Football League, but the club wasn’t happy with his performance so they released him during the I-League. Regarding this issue, Kromah sighed “I didn’t expect this from a club like Mohun Bagan. I performed well during the Calcutta League, and had a good start to the I-League. I was injured while they released me, and they didn’t even look after my injury. ‘Clubs creating hard times for footballers’ is not acceptable.”
On asking, why he thenafter signed for city rivals East Bengal, he replied “Right after being released, when I got an offer from a team who is in contention for winning the title, I couldn’t let the opportunity go.” He mentioned that, at the Red and Golds, the footballers suffered a lot from managerial conflicts in the system between Khalid Jamil and Subhash Bhowmick.
Kromah signed for Peerless for the Calcutta Football League Premier-A 2018 season. He was awarded Top Scorer of the league with 11 goals, scoring against East Bengal as well as Mohun Bagan, snatching points from both the teams. He said due to both of his stints not ending well in the clubs, it was a challenge to prove both of them wrong.
Signing for Aizawl, Kromah will be now looking forward to hold on to this goal scoring form in the coming I-League for the Reds and keep up his reputation.