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22.03.2017 League Report

Aduana Supporters Union call on Kotoko Circles Chairman to substantiate allegations

By GNA
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By Robert Tachie Menson, GNA Dormaa Ahenkro (B/A), Mar. 22, GNA - Mr Enoch Asumadu, Supporters Coordinator of Aduana Stars Football Club, has called on Mr. Obeng Sekyere, Ashanti Regional Circles Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, to substantiate allegations of bribery, made against Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu I I, the Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional Area.

The Circles Chairman alleged that Osagyefo Agyemang Badu used his royal status to influence Referee Samuel Suka, to determine the outcome of a match between Kotoko and Hearts in favour of the later last Sunday.

Addressing a press conference, amidst chants, anger and yells from members of the Union, he called on him to retract his comments or they would advise themselves, as those allegations had the potential to incite the supporters.

He said the Dormaahene was a well-respected and highly reputable leader, whose contributions to the development of Dormaa and the country was recognisable, adding that it was the wrong to paint him in such negative manner, without substantiating his claims.

The Coordinator noted, that the Chief had contributed immensely towards the development of football in Ghana, without any tainted record adding, it was unacceptable to portray him with wrong reasons.

"If he can go and sit on radio and say it's Dormaahene, who bribed his way through to ensure Hearts emerged winners of the Superclash, then he doesn't really know what he meant.

"In the history of Ghana's premier league, it's a known fact that Kotoko has an enviable record with highest number of penalties awarded to them. Is it Otumfuo who paid us to draw when Aduana played here. When we played with Wa All Stars last season in Wa and two dubious penalties were awarded against us, what was said about it', he queried.

He called on Obeng Sekyere to render an unqualified apology to the Paramount Chief as this denigrates, not only his image but the entire people of Dormaa.

When reached for his comment on the matter Mr Daniel Semenhyia, the Registrar, Dormaa Traditional Council, said the Omanhene would react to the issue at the appropriate time.

He added that the Traditional Council associates itself with the sentiments poured out by the Aduana Supporters Union.

The Registrar advised them against the use of foul and abusive language against elderly persons in society.

GNA

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