Communications Director for Asante Kotoko, David Obeng Nyarko beleives critics and fans of the club will understand the reason for the pre-season trip to the Dubai when the Ghana Premier League start.
The Porcupine Warriors held a two week pre-season in the United Arab Emirates ahead of the 2021/22 football season.
The Reds failed to win any of their three games played.
Despite the criticisms, Obeng Nyarko beleives fans will understand the reason for the trip when the season officially start.
"We've achieved our aim for the Dubai Pre-season tour to a larger extent, we wanted to move the club out of the public for a while so that they could focus on the pre-season since it's a new team," Obeng Nyarko told Kumasi based Otec FM.
"Though there've been Ghanaian supporters following pthe team here at least we've got the attention and focus to train, and prepare for the upcoming season. Also, we wanted to give the boys (Players) exposure and let them know what is ahead of them.
"It will shock you how a lot of people have shown interest in the club and a bunch of connections we've built here. Fans of Asante Kotoko will see the benefits of the decision to have our pre-season tour in Dubai when the league starts.
"I know this will not be the end, we will continue to have our pre-season outside the country as every top club does," he added.
Asante Kotoko will arrive today from teh trip. The Porcupine Warriors open the Ghana Premier League with an away game against Dreams FC at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu.