By Rahman Osman
Kotoko acting Chief Executive Opoku Nti has silenced media reports that players have threatened to boycott this weekendâ€™s Champions League tie because of unpaid salaries.
The Ghanaian champions visit Liberian side Barrack Young Controllers in the return leg encounter in Monrovia on Sunday.
The rumours have rattled a lot of cages in the camp of the Porcupine Warriors whose management have been quick to water them down.
â€œI was left wondering where these news keeps coming from,â€ Nti said.
â€œWe donâ€™t need this. It is total rubbish. We are all here as a team trying to concentrate ahead of departure to Monrovia.
â€œ All players are in good mood and itâ€™s not true we havenâ€™t paid our players.
â€œWe pay them well and I am bothered when people try to disrupt the squad ahead of a crucial game like this, itâ€™s a shame.â€
Kotoko were unimpressive in the 2-1 first leg win and must double up effort to progress to the next stage.