Behind the scenes: Kotoko supporters clap for players as military guard referee Yao Bless & assistants out of Baba Yara Stadium


The Porcupine Warriors fans were obviously not happy on how the referees handled their defeat to Legon Cities but they acted calmly

Asante Kotoko supporters gave their players ovation although they were not satisfied with the performance in the 3-1 defeat to Legon Cities in Ghana Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Aside the abysmal performance of the players, others had issues with officiating as they believed the referees had several calls wrong in the game.

Centre referee Selorm Yao Bless awarded Legon Cities a controversial penalty in the first half of the game and that gave the visitors a perfect start they wanted and held on to win the day.

A brace from Hans Kwoffie added to Michael Otuo’s penalty and although Mudasiru Salifu pulled one back for Kotoko, it was not enough to save their blushes.

After the game, a section of Kotoko supporters went to the safe zone of the stadium to cheer on their players as they boarded the team bus while others wanted to vent their anger on the referees but the security personnel present professionally handled the situation.

They guarded the referees out of the stadium and made sure no supporter was also hurt.

The defeat means that Kotoko have lost their last two games in the league, conceding five goals and scoring two goals in the process.

Despite Kotoko’s defeat, they still lead the log with 52 points, eight points better than Bechem United who will host Karela United on Monday.


Kotoko’s next five games look tricky as they will head to Sogakope to face WAFA before they host Aduana Stars in another cagey encounter.

After that game, Kotoko will travel to Obuasi for the Ashanti derby against Ashanti Gold and then host Berekum Chelsea before they head to Tarkwa for another crucial game against Medeama.


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