We continue to have a look at our memorable debut season and this time we had a talk with our fantastic left-backPatrick Kpozo.
The 17-year-old full-back featured over 20 matches for the “Eleven Is To One” in all competitions last season after starting the campaign as a Reserve player.
After being named the Discovery Player of the 2013/14 MTN FA Cup completion, the tireless worker went on to win to the Most Promising Player for 2013/14 season during Inter Allies Awards night in June.
Ghana Black Stars and Juventus versatile player Kwadwo Asamoah being his mentor, Kpozo feels he needs to work harder in his attacks and improve on his defensive abilities to get the height of his role model.
“Kwadwo Asamoah is my motivation, I aspire to reach his level one day,” he told www.interalliesfc.com
“I think I have to ameliorate on my work rate in defense and attacking areas. I feel I could do more and better myself well, with that I think I won’t be far from getting closer to level of my role model.”
As the league started Kpozo wasn’t part of the first team but was a key member in the reserves where he was excelling. But he became integral member in the first team and helped Inter Allies to reach the FA Cup final as well as completing the league on 6th place.
Kpozo became coach Herbert Addo’s favorite left- back and was the top priority in the coach’s pecking order, the 17-year-old feels it all rolls down to self-believe and determination.
“Even though I was with the reserves I was working hard aiming for the seniors, I tried my best and when the chance came for me to join the senior team I grabbed it with both hands. I believed one day I would show the coach my talent and through determination the dream became a reality.’’
“Honestly, I was happy to break into the first team if you look at the caliber of players we have here. I give thanks to God for blessing my hard work and pushing me to this stage without Him I wouldn’t have gotten to this level.”
Consistently proven to be the first choice left back since he jumped into the first team, he has kept his balance and coach Herbert Addo seems to like him a lot.
Featuring in six of the seven games in the FA Cup competition this year, Kpozo was adjured the Discovery Player of the competition and also was named the Promising Player of the season (Inter Allies FC), Kpozo expressed his delight as he worked well this season but these awards came to him by surprise.
“To be frank with you, I wasn’t expecting these awards. I wasn’t actually thinking of winning awards this season. I was primarily focusing on how to make the first team and retaining the spot, so these awards are just bonuses to my hard work”
Next season’s campaign will see a lot of energy and power from the young full back.