By Patrick Akoto
The internet is overloaded with a flurry of angry comments from Kotoko fans over the purported sale of some key players.
The Ghanaian champions have flattened to deceive this term where three successive draws in the opening three games has stoked angry reactions from their teeming supporters.
Kotoko have sold towering defender Awal Mohammed to South African side Maritzburg with Daniel Nii Nii Adjei and Yaw Frimpong expected to complete formalities with four-time African champions TP Mazembe.
Defender Ohene Brenya and striker Benjamin Acheampong are believed to be closing in on a move to Angolan side Petro Athletico and their potential sale could worsen the volatile relationship that is gradually developing between the supporters and the management team.
Only three players who featured for the club last season including Michael Anaba, Kofi Nti Boakye and goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama made the starting X1 in their Premier League draw against Heart of Lions on Sunday.
There are uncertainties over the futures of left back Gideon Baah and Fatawu Mohammed who are reported to be unhappy with their lack of first team action.
And the club’s feeble attempts at pacifying fans are far from producing results with a dicey game against Aduana Stars in-waiting on Wednesday.
Failure to pick maximum points at the dreaded Gyemfi’s park could as well break the camels back.
Some supporters have been angry with certain key management members (name withheld for now) who have been accused of advising Executive Board chairman Dr Kofi Kodua Sarpong wrongly.
“The club keep selling their best players and have no plans for the future,” read one poster on GHANAsoccernet.com
Some of the comments were more vitriolic towards the Kotoko management team.
“Kotoko, why are you selling our good players like Adjei and Frimpong whiles the team is in difficulties now? Look at our performance and the position in this league. And even not anywhere than Congo. Why do our local players now like Congo TP like dat? We live to see! Then no blames to the referees when we draw or lose. ”Thank you KK,” Kpogas wrote.
These are just few of the many angry comments from the club’s supporters who have been unimpressed with their poor start to the season.
Kotoko will represent the country in next year’s African Cup of Nations and need all their experienced arsenals to make a meaningful impact on their return to continental duties in six years.