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29.07.2021 Football News

My players go to toilet in the bush - Worried Asante Kotoko coach Mariano Barreto reveals

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Mariano Barreto
LISTEN JUL 29, 2021
Mariano Barreto

Asante Kotoko head coach Mariano Barreto has taken a swipe at the management of the club over the lack of toilet facilities at its training ground.

The Porcupine Warriors currently train at the Adako Jachie training complex, which is under construction.

Phase two of the project will be completed in the next two weeks as revealed by the Chief Executive Officer of the club, Nana Yaw Amponsah.

However, speaking to Kumasi-based Nhyira FM, Barreto slammed the club for its lack of toilet facilities at the training ground.

"For a big club like Kotoko, I can't fathom how our players come to training and have to go to toilet and urinate in the bush,” the Portuguese manager lamented.

This comes after the 64-year-old called for an investigation into the club’s last league game of the season.

Kotoko fell to Elmina Sharks on the final day of the 2020-21 Ghana Premier League season following a 1-0 defeat.

The result brought finality to a difficult campaign that saw Kotoko lose out on the league title to arch-rivals Hearts of Oak.

The Kumasi-based side also ended the season without a trophy after being eliminated from the FA Cup by Berekum Chelsea.

“In the last match, some strange things happened. I have already said that these issues have to be investigated and punish those that have to be punished,” the Portuguese said, as quoted by Citisportsonline.

“This is to the board of Kotoko and these things should not happen. Kotoko is a big brand and one of the biggest clubs in Africa.

“What happened this season I hope never happens again to any player or coach,” he added.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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