Aduana Stars want Kotoko punished for medals snub

Published on: 05 July 2011

Ghana top-flight side Aduana Stars have asked football authorities in the country to punish giants Kotoko for boycotting the receipt of medals for the President's Cup.

The Porcupine Warriors snubbed the ceremony led by the Ghana's vice president John Dramani Mahama after Friday's game claiming the referee was unfair.

Kotoko lost out on penalties to league champions Berekum Chelsea after referee Awal Mohammed had asked the Blues to re-take some of their shoot-outs they missed.

This came after the Kotoko goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye moved off his line when the kicks were taken which resulted in the decision by the referee.

The director of operations of Aduana George Gyau says for disrespecting the vice president of the country, a punishment should be meted out to serve as a deterrent to others.

"It is the opinion of Aduana Stars that Kotoko must be punished for the way they conducted themselves before the vice-president of Ghana," Gyau said.

"How long must we allow such unruly things to go on in Ghana football without the proper measures taken to deter others?

"We must bring sanity into our game by ensuring that the laws are equal for everybody.

"The Ghana FA must show backbone and punish them so the smaller teams will not dare repeat what Kotoko had done.

“There shouldn’t be a law for the big teams in Ghana and another for the smaller teams in the country.”

Gyau insists the referee was right calling for the retake of the penalty kicks saying the media is seeking to sweep that law under the carpet because it is Kotoko involved.

The Aduana star boss cited Article 14 of the Fifa law to buttress his point.

"The media and Kokoto are trying to blame referee when the law on penalty kicks is clear. The goalkeeper moved off his the referee was right to call the decision," Gyau said.

"It seems a lot of people are ignorant of the law or are intentionally ignoring it.

“The media and Kotoko officials have the duty of educating their players and fans about this law."

The Ghana FA will meet on Tuesday to decide on what must be done to Kotoko.


  • kwame preko
    says: 8 years ago
    Aduana is totally right. I have come to the notice that most Kotoko fans and officials are ignorant of the law. Also most of our sports presenters are also not abreast with the rules of the game. They are either biased or afraid to call a spade a spade. If any good football enthusiast watches the replay he/she would know that the referees call was right irrespective of the fact that the ball hit the post. That suggests that the goal keeper took an advantage hence the penalty taker failing to score. Period
  • sammy
    says: 8 years ago
    says: 8 years ago
    Aduana and George Gyau should mind their own business after all what is who is Aduana stars in the world of football. We're resolute, demand fairness and justice. Our demostration was purely on basis of fairness. Aduana can go to hell.
    says: 8 years ago
    "demonstration" is what i meant to say. Also who is Aduana.
  • nana
    says: 8 years ago
    The referee should be banned as well since he behaved unprofessionally by allowing 2 spot kicks to be retaken in a cup match.
  • sammy
    says: 8 years ago
    referees in world of football have always made terrible mistakes but then they are left to the authorities to be purnished accordingly. when players and teams decide to act irresponsibly to the mistakes of the referees they are always purnished.when morinho gave negative comments base on the mistakes of the referee he wasnt left to go free.when drogba acted irresponsibly to the referee in a match of chelsea vrs barca..he was purnished point is simply that,we shd use the right channel to fight for our justice and not to use the means to which KOTOKO USED.
  • onaa
    says: 8 years ago
    this is a foolish talk from a very stupid gyau guy. Aduana must stop the lose toungue people like this monkey gyau guy.
  • Scratches
    says: 8 years ago
    Luk at them. When a goal was scored during porcupine nd aduana, did de ref refuse. U tlk like the porcupine creature. Stp des loose tlks.
    says: 8 years ago
  • Nana Osei Bonsu. a.k.a PHILA
    says: 8 years ago
    Mr. Know all George Gyau can go to hell for all that we care who is he to call for punishment for us. If he has something to offer Ghana Football, He should use his wisdom to attract sponsorship for Aduana Star. He should close his bucal cavity cos we are tired of his diarrhea mouth... Period
  • Blow
    says: 8 years ago
    Please look for a space(Soccernet) and screen the penalty kicks for all to see and make our own judgement accordingly.
  • Kuuku
    says: 8 years ago
    Even though it was disrespectful to do that, this does not call for any ban. If Kotoko had a cause to walk out then a reprimand is the maximum they should get. Get a life George Gyau