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Jailed iron rod thief is a Hearts of Oak fan - Kotoko PRO Ali Maradona

Published on: 04 April 2014
Asante Kotoko Public Relations Officer Ali Maradona

By Ameenu Shardow

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Asante Kotoko’s Public Relations Officer Ali Maradona is stoking controversy by suggesting the jailed Kwaku Frimpong - who stole iron rods from the club’s training grounds - is a fan of rivals Hearts of Oak.

Frimpong has been handed a six-month jail term after pleading guilty to the Ejisu Magistrate Court for stealing the iron rods from Kotoko’s Adarko Jachie training facility in Kumasi.

The iron rods are part of building materials meant to construct facilities to improve the training centre of the champions.

Many instinctively believe Frimpong – a resident of Kumasi – is a die-hard Kotoko fan.

But the club’s PRO Ali Maradona in a statement that will definitely elicit sharp response believes the jailed individual is from the camp of rivals Hearts of Oak since they own the trait of theft.

"I don't think a real fan of Kotoko will do anything to hinder the progress of the club," he told Asempa FM.

"But then this chap was able to go and steal the iron rods.

"This definitely cannot be the doing of a Kotoko fan. If I assess the chap very well, he will be a fan of Hearts of Oak.

"They [Hearts fans] have such traits and therefore I think he is from Hearts."

The comments made by the Kotoko official is expected to draw sharp responses from the Phobian camp as it is deemed indicting to the respectful following of the club.


  • sticky straw says:
    April 04, 2014 01:53 pm
    @ dr who if hearts of oak are thiefs fine then asante Kotoko are drug dealers (drug dealers hierarchy club) some where in 70's the entire team and managements were arrested for trafficking marijuana(wee) to one of the African country so they were named soccer bob marley . This is a FAct so uncivilise African club of the century learn to be civilise
  • sticky straw says:
    April 04, 2014 02:02 pm
    My question is f.v Benjamin cocaine saga's case during president Kuffour's era who's name was mentioned in The tape ? Who is the name of that chief in the ashanti region? Ali don't bring yourself because Ghana is not for anybody twart
  • nana says:
    April 04, 2014 12:08 pm
    Why is dis fuckin guy our pro...Smh, Kotoko paaaa
  • E.T Gyan says:
    April 04, 2014 12:14 pm
    Olu waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Next tym mind ur speech. Foool!
  • linco says:
    April 05, 2014 09:52 am
    tweaa kotoko this stupid is ur pro. foool. :
  • Ogya says:
    April 04, 2014 07:46 pm
    Herrrrr....massa keep quiet for der...I know the guy... he be heart of oak fun...why u dey argue...?
  • stlexis says:
    April 04, 2014 06:46 pm
    @ Dr Who: I'm disappointed with your comment. I've always appreciated ur comments and arguments. But not this time, no, not at all
  • Fred says:
    April 04, 2014 09:53 am
    aboa bi kwa.
  • bigeddy says:
    April 04, 2014 09:55 am
    Don Bortey is a typical example of the traits.....
  • Dr Who says:
    April 04, 2014 09:44 am
    just like they stoled bed sheets in Angola....
  • Big E says:
    April 04, 2014 08:58 am
    Hehehehehehehe...That a Funny shit
  • kofi says:
    April 04, 2014 08:24 am
    This is a very stupid and needless comment by an irresponsible individual
  • me says:
    April 04, 2014 08:39 am
    This stupid man must be fired immediately for making such a senseless statement
  • Zeus speelo says:
    April 04, 2014 08:41 am
    Fooooooolliiiiissssshhhhhhh man by all standard, No wonder you call u self maradona.fooooooooolll