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31 December 2017 | League Report

Kotoko players from Brong Ahafo honoured by supporters

The Communications Director of the Brong Ahafo Circles Council of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Joseph Nkoo, says the club’s performance since 2014 has been “very poor.”

“Out of the 30 matches played in the last season, Kotoko scored 23 goals and conceded 22 goals and we think this is very bad and it does not befit the status of Kotoko”

He was speaking in Sunyani when the Brong Ahafo Regional Circles Council, on behalf of the team’s supporters, honoured seven players of the club who are from the region at a ceremony in Sunyani.

The seven players who were honoured include Isaac Kwaku Amoako, Collins Ameyaw, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Baba Mahama, Ibrahim Danlad, Abass Mohammed and Sadik Adams.

Each of them was presented with an undisclosed amount of money and a citation.

Giving some statistics to support his argument that Kotoko’s performance over the last few years has taken a nose-dive; Mr. Nkoo explained that “in 2015, Kotoko placed 2nd on the League Table having scored 41 goals and conceded 30 goals.”

“In 2016, we were 5th on the League Table, scoring 33 goals and conceding 29 goals while in 2017 the club placed 5th again and this time with 23 goals and conceded 22 goals.”

The Communications Director believes that the team does not deserve these results and hopes that with effective management coupled with the total support of all stakeholders and lovers of the club, the sky would be their limit in the years to come.

He was not happy that the club’s official newspaper, “Kotoko Express” was no-more on the News Stands saying “Kotoko Express must definitely come back to the market for its cherish readers and supporters to get something to read about the club.”

“There are so many benefits that are associated with a newspaper apart from the club generating some revenues from it. It also helps the various supporters to know what is going on exactly in the club. It can also attract sponsorship of which the club will benefit from.”

He pledged the unflinching support of the Brong Ahafo Circles Council to the club’s quest to re-conquer Africa in 2018 in the CAF Confederation Cup campaign and called on management to “quickly come out with their strategy or plan for the team as we return to Africa. This will help we the supporters to also plan ahead or draw our time-tables accordingly.”

Others speakers at the programme were the National Circles Chairman, Kwaku Amponsah who is also known as Chairman K.5 and the Brong Ahafo Regional Circles Chairman, John K. Enyan and a host of others.

The awards ceremony which was scheduled to start at 12 mid-day began three hours late, compelling some people who had been there even before mid-day to murmur.

Richard Kofi Boahen ([email protected])

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