Asante Kotoko terminate Brazilian’s contract after barely three months
The Porcupine Warriors have terminated the attacker’s contract, barely three months into his acquisition.
He has played only 75 minutes of football for the Kumasi based outfit, scoring twice.
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“Asante Kotoko and Michael Vinicius have mutually parted ways,” Kotoko have announced.
“The Brazilian forward, who scored twice in 75 minutes of action, requested for a three month leave without pay to help address some personal and family issues in Brazil.
“These issues have prevented him from giving his very best to the club and he is unhappy about the situation.
“Management however thought it wise to mutually terminate and help him fully focus on the pressing issues. We wish Michael all the best in his future endeavours.”
Vinicius joined Kotoko in a two and a half year deal in March, becoming the second Brazilian at the club following the earlier acquisition of compatriot Fabio Gama Dos Santos in October last year.
On his debut, Vinicius scored after coming on as a substitute as the Porcupine Warriors handed Bechem United a 4 0 defeat in the Premier League in May.
“Kotoko have made the perfect signing. If a car has a problem with the engine, we don’t buy a tire. Today we have watched videos of the boy [Vinicius],” former Kotoko forward and GPL top scorer Eric Bekoe said after the club announced his capture in March.
“When Gama was coming people said all sort of things. They said he is a carpenter, but for me, Fabio hermes clic clac h bracelet replica
Gama is my toast of the season. Football is being played by footballers and it has one language.”
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Vinicius featured for Fluminense between 2012 and 2014, he then moved to Criciuma before returning to Fluminense in 2015.
He went on to feature for Estoril in Portugal during the 2015 16 season and made a comeback to his home country to play for America Mineiro, Resende and Cascavel before heading for Linkoping City in Sweden in 2019.