Kotoko accept Ghana FA’s decision to play home games behind closed doors

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The Porcupine Warriors have declined to further contesting the decision taken by the football association following their supporters’ misbehaviour

Asante Kotoko will now play five of their next home games without their supporters at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium following the club top hierarchy’s decision not to appeal to the sanction given to them by Ghana Football Association.

Following the defeat to Berekum Chelsea last weekend, a section of the supporters clashed with the police on grounds as they wanted to allegedly attack match officials who handled the game.

In the process, one supporter suffered a gunshot, losing his left eye in the process after surgery and Ghana FA decided to fine Kotoko Kotoko cedis as well as play their next five home games in closed doors.

“Asante Kotoko have agreed to Ghana FA’s decision to sanction them with a five-home games behind close doors in Ghana Premier League,” according to the club’s director of communications Kennedy Boakye Ansah.

“We have taken the decision in good faith and will now plan on how to win these games without our supporters. It is an unfortunate situation but we believe that we shall surely overcome and return to winning ways. Everyone should remain calm and do what he or she can do to help us win the games in the empty stadium, ” he added.

The development means that Kotoko will now play Ebusua Dwarfs on Sunday without their fans as they hope to recover from two defeats on the bounce.

 

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