“Our target for the season is to get to the top 4″ – Karela coach Johnson Smith

Johnson Smith, Head Coach of Karela United Football Club is confident his side can make the top four of their maiden campaign in the Ghana Premier League.

Johnson Smith, formerly of Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Sekondi Eleven Wise led the Nzema Ayinase based side to an emphatic 4-0 victory over former Ghana Premier League winners, Ebusua Dwarfs in the second game of the GHALCA G8 preseason tournament.

After Karela United FC’s massive win over the Crabs, the experienced gaffer indicated the club’s ambitions of finishing in the top four.

“Our target for the season is to get to the top four and if even we don’t get there and manage to get a good position, we would like it,” Smith stated.


“In our first match against Hearts my players were a bit shaky but after that they are booming with confidence and I hope we can carry that into the season.”

Karela United had their preseason in Ivory Coast where they played a couple of games with Ivorian top clubs including Asec Mimosa.

The club has signed some experienced players including former Aduana Stars captain Godfred Saka and Isaac Kwain from Dwarfs.

The newcomers will next face Medeama SC in the final group game of the GHALCA G8 on Sunday.

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