Kotoko supporters slam management over player sales

Some irate fans of Asante Kotoko have slammed management of the team for the club’s 3-1 defeat on penalties in the preliminary stage of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Champions League competition against Burkinabe side, RC Kadiogo at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, yesterday.

Kotoko, after securing a 1-0 win in the first leg encounter againsttheir opponents,  could not hold on to the lead at home as Kadiogo triumphed on penalties to sail through to the next stage of the competition. 

According to the supporters who spoke with the GNA Sports, the team’s performance in the first leg encounter was better than the shambolic performance displayed at home. 

Some claimed the poor display was not the fault of the players but Management, having sold most of their key players to foreign clubs and not replacing them with good ones. 

The fans agitated that the current squad was not one which could battle for honours in the Africa continental tournament. 

The likes of Salifu Mudasiru, Fabio Gama, Ibrahim Moro and Frank Mbella Etouga were some key players that missed the clash. 

“We are going to play the Champions league, and you sold all your key players and brought in these inexperienced boys; how can they perform, our team is a bogus team,” one Kwabena Opoku said 

Speaking on their next Ghana Premier League game against Hearts of Oak,the supporters stated emphatically that they would not show up for their archrivals to disgrace them.

Asante Kotoko would battle their archrivals Hearts of Oak on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. –GNA

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