Kumasi Asanta Kotoko could be in trouble if widespread reports that Hearts will file a protest against the club for fielding an unqualified player during their Premier League defeat on Sunday, are true.
Hearts are claiming Kotoko striker Obed Owusu was ineligible to feature in the game after picking up three accumulated yellow cards.
Kotoko have remained silent on the raging matter so far.
Checks reveal that Hearts may have enough evidence to buttress their imminent protest.
Owusu played the entire duration of the game as the Porcupine Warriors recorded a deserved 2-1 win over Hearts in the big clash in the capital, but the latest twist has cast shadow over their victory.
Every single point will count in Hearts’ survival push, as the league gradually reaches home stretch, and they are likely to test the law with a ground-breaking eligibility protest against their sworn rivals.
Hearts are in the last but one position and must a produce win against Liberty Professionals today.
Meanwhile, angry Hearts fans have vowed to vent their anger on majority shareholder Togbe Afede XIV if the team is relegated, reports ghanasoccernet.com.
The Phobians are desperate to stay afloat after an unflattering campaign in the Ghanaian top-flight this season.
The side’s 2-1 defeat at home to sworn-rivals Asante Kotoko has compounded their misery as they are face with the reality of dropping into the country’s second-tier.
The next five games will be crucial for the side with two home and three away games turning out to the most important fixtures for the side this season.
In the midst of the club’s raging poor form, majority shareholder Togbe Afede has court the anger of the supporters after he was filmed attending a beauty contest while the team was struggling against the Porcupine Warriors on Sunday.
The traditional ruler scored a MASSIVE own goal for his lack of timing which has angered the teeming supporters.
They have vowed to descend heavily on him if the team suffers relegation.
“We’ll deal with Togbe if Hearts of Oak is relegated. We’ll not take kindly to that at all,” an agry fans said after their 2-1 defeat to Kotoko.
“Hearts cannot go through such turmoil. And we blame Togbe and his management for the turn of event.
“We’ll chase them to the extent that they cannot stay in this country. He should leave our club alone.
“He’s not fit to run this great club of ours. We’ll chase him out of this country He will taste our wrath and so they should beware.”
Hearts travel to Dansoman to face Liberty Professionals who also urgently require the maximum points to push for their survival bid.
From Times Sports Desk