Kotoko fans want board to resign

The latest in a series of defeats Kotoko suffered was at the hands of Liberty Professionals last Sunday

The latest in a series of defeats Kotoko suffered was at the hands of Liberty Professionals last Sunday

THE umbrella body for Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s supporters, the National Circles Council, has called for the resignation of the club’s board due to their downward spiral.

Kotoko have suffered three defeats in the opening four matches of the second half of the season.

The fans believe the board is to be blamed for the club’s downward spiral.

“What is the policy direction of the club and who has to serve the core policy of the club and again supervises the management? It is the board who supervises everybody in the team so if something is going wrong then who do we blame?,” National Circles Council Executive member Yaw Mensah told Joy Sports.

“First, they told us the problem was with the players. We worked with them and sacked those players. Again, they said it was the coach, which we supported and helped them sack Didi Dramani based on what they told us. But the problem is still there!

“They told us [David] Duncan is the best man to do the job and still the problem is still there. So it means they have not been able to identify the main problem. For us we think they don’t know what they are doing so we want them to step aside.”

Kotoko are ninth on the league table after 19 match days and have a crunch MTN FA cup outstanding quarter-final encounter eith Ashgold today.

In another development, football fans around the country are demanding more live Ghana Premier League from TV broadcasters SuperSport.

Majority of callers who phoned into Joy FM’s programme last Sunday suggested they have been starved of local action, with the major European leagues on break.

SuperSport’s quota for live matches this season has now reduced.

There was no live match on Week 18 (midweek) when Great Olympics hosted defending champions Asante Kotoko.

Over the weekend, despite some action-packed fixtures on week 19, there was a blackout.

This is frustrating fans who have adopted the Ghana top-flight with their preferred major European league on break.

“It is annoying to switch onto SuperSport 9 only to watch matches of other leagues. We are now enjoying the league but can only watch one match in month or so,” Michael from Achimota lamented.

A caller from Bolgatanga was equally incensed.

“My name is Emmanuel and we are not watching the matches on TV so how do we get interest?” he asked.

Jesse in Kumasi said: “Metro TV help us to get matches on Olympics because they sponsor them. What we are getting now is not enough.”

Fans who could not call into the programme sent messages on the various social media platforms to complain about the lack of games.

Neither of the Premier League Board of the Ghana Football Association or SuperSport is yet to comment on this development.

SuperSport signed a three-year deal with the Ghana Football Association in 2013 to produce matches for the league and FA Cup.

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