Ghana FA vice slams Kotoko for President's Cup medals boycott

Published on: 03 July 2011

By Akyereko Frimpong-Manson

Ghana Football Association vice president Fred Pappoe has criticized Asante Kotoko for boycotting last Friday's medal presentation of the President's Cup.

The Kumasi-based side attacked referee Awal Mohammed for his decision to order a re-take of two penalties which were initially missed by Berekum Chelsea players.

They lost out on lifting the trophy in a 7-6 shoot-out defeat and in protest, snubbed the runners-up medals.

The club could face a GFA sanction and Pappoe says their action in the presence of Ghana vice president John Mahama was unfortunate.

"The decision not to accept the medals was quite unfortunate. The Vice President was there and they shouldn't have acted the way they did," he commented.

Kotoko in 2005 walked off the pitch against Heart of Lions after a penalty was awarded the latter during a Top 4 tournament at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Comments

  • POW
    says: 8 years ago
    THEY JUST DON'T KNOW THE LAWS OF THE GAME It's always known that Kotoko executives don't know how to interprete the laws of the game. If you place a bunch of so called ignorant rich guys as you club executives, what do you expect? Even a common fun game which the rules called for fielding reserves and old players "kwraa" they couldn't understand. They got to the stadium with all their "adaka ase" squad only to find Polo, Memunatu Suleman and co in Phobia jerseys. It's high time Kotoko employed real soccer administrators 'cos this team, to the best of my knowledge is yet to win any appeal they've filed.
  • Kototo
    says: 8 years ago
    POW YOU ARE TALKING NONESENSE OK , LET ME SAY THIS OFFICIALS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAY 9 THAT ALOT OF US LOST OUR FAMILY IN THAT MATCH OK AND WHEN AN OFFICIAL DOES SOMETHING WRONG , HE NEEDS TO BE PUNISH , BUT SINCE IT LOOKS LIKE A PLAN GAME , NOTHING HAVE BEEN SAID OF IS FOOLISH OFFICIATING,WHY DOES GHANA WANT PEOPLE TO DIE BEFORE THEY SEE THAT THEY WERE BLIND , PLEASE GFA WAKE UP OOOHHH , OR SOON OR LATER , YOU WILL SEE 4 PEOPLE AT THE STADIUM, ALSO WHAT KOTOKO DID WAS NOT GOOD AT ALL , BUT IT PAINS ALOT WHEN CHEATED OK AND IF ANY TEAM WERE IN THEY ARE SHOES THEY WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME , POW KOTOKO CAME WITH PLAYERS FOR A GOOD MAY 9 MATCH AND HEART OF OAK SELECT FUNNY PLAYERS , BUT THE LAST YEAR DID HEART BRING FUNNY PLAYERS? WHEN KOTOKO SCORED THEM , SEE YOU ARE NOT IN KOTOKO SHOES , SO MIND YOUR OWN CLUB ISSUE AND LEAVE KOTOKO MATTERS ALONE,LOOK AT WHAT THE VICE PRESIDENT EVEN SAID OH GHANA WE ARE LOST AND WE WILL BE LOW ALWAYS WITH OUR LEAGUE , FOR CHELSEA WE ARE HERE , THEY WILL GO ON AFRICA AND WHEN THEY ARE ROB THEY WILL SEE HOW IT FEELS LIKE.
  • Richie
    says: 8 years ago
    kwakwakwakwakwakwakwa...POW me loving your comments
  • Jones
    says: 8 years ago
    See dat fool insulting our beloved adminitrators, is it not hearts of oak picked cup and run away with it against olympics, is it same hearts who beat a refree to collaps because they lost a match to chealse. Stupid fool shut ur mouth. Fred papoe is better to shut ur big mouth bec's we know what u plps do at the fa.
  • KWAME-KOTOKO
    says: 8 years ago
    str_repeat('*',strlen('Fuck')) the whole GFA, are they the ones to tell us what to do? We cannot appease you Fred Pappoe and your paymasters anymore. We boycotted your stupid medal presentation so what? Next time find another team to honour such matches not us. You and your NDC are a disgrace to Ghana and all its institutions, you have a whole vice president routing openly and declaring his wish on yet to be played game. You can give KOTOKO whatever sanctions you so wish but next time you ppl should not dare come to KOTOKO to play such matches.
  • nanagyei
    says: 8 years ago
    In Ghana why any foolish man can come out and insult personlities like K.K Sarpong,who are u to insult kotoko administrators.Foolish people can u do withot KOTOKO,then go ahead supporting chelsea,medeama and other small teams to raise the image o GH soccer.
  • Agya Addai
    says: 8 years ago
    Foolish finishing there by AKYEREKO. the boycott agst Lions in 2005 is gone. Tackle de issues on board. Shit !!!
  • Agya Addai
    says: 8 years ago
    POW, do have a pillow ? So u think Hearts knew better hence they stole bedsheet ?
  • WONDER HAMMOND
    says: 8 years ago
    FRED PAPPOE SHOULD SHUP UP, WHO DOES HE THINKS HE IS? KUMASI ASANTE KOTOKO WILL CONTINUE TO BOYCOTT MATCH,S IF THE GHANA REFEREES DECIDE TO OFFICIATE GAMES IN A DIFFERENT WAY HE SHOULD THANK GOD WE CAME BACK TO CONTINUE THE GAME AND THE PENALTIES AS WELL THE FA SHOULD SHARE THE MEDALS AMONG THEM SELFS str_repeat('*',strlen('FUCK')) YOU FRED PAPPOE KOTOKO IS BIGGER THAN YOU IF THE VICE PRESIDENT IS THERE AND SO WHAT? str_repeat('*',strlen('FUCK')) EVERYBODY WHO TRIES TO CRITISIZE MY DARLING CLUB COME AGAIN FAABULOUS THE GREATEST.
  • POW
    says: 8 years ago
    33rr Agya Addai, whether Hearts players stole bed sheets or not, that's not the case here. The issue here is about you and your "anti bui" executives who can't interprete the rules of the game yet they want to manage. Jerry Asare has been in the system b'4 Hebert Mensah's administration but he doesn't know "kpa s3f". When in your entire life as a Ghanaian did you hear Kotoko winning a protest they filed? Kwame Baah Nuakoh was once upon a time a sports analyst, yet he sat infront of the info sent from the GFA regarding rules of the May 9th fun match and watched you guys loaded your full squad against Memunatu Suleman who was to keep post for the Phobia squad. You see it's like a cancker, your understanding to rules of the game varnivhes as soon as you join the Kotoko board. You automatically becomes a member of the "Anti bui incorporated"
  • Fred sarpong
    says: 8 years ago
    iam kotoko fan n a strong supporter,,its time we condem that barbaric behaviour of out management,,,i was dam ashame of wat they did,,its crazy,,,we need to grow n stop that shit things
  • emma
    says: 8 years ago
    Fred Pappoe ,,dont bring yourself,,kotoko is waiting for your punishment,,,are u sure dat u can punish kotoko,,,its better u punish chelsea and arsenal for engaging in a fix match dat allowed CLOTTEY to score 3 goals in their league match,,,its better for u to concentrate on how our starlets,,queens,,,meteors ,,satellites go na qualify for future tournaments and stop thinking abt kotoko,,,cos u are just wasting your time and energy,,,
  • DOUGI
    says: 8 years ago
    DO YOU PEOPLE HEARD WHAT THE VICE PRESIDENT SAID IN HIS SPEECH BEFORE THE GAME WAS ABOUT TO START? IF U DO NOT KNOW THEN GO AND LISTEN TO THE TAPE BEFORE U STARTED TO MAKE YOUR COMMENT?
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 8 years ago
    Wow TRIBALISM is very real in GH,oh God save us!
  • emmanuel omari
    says: 8 years ago
    The Kotoko club did very well for not taking the medals. The should give it the referee for him to use it. period.
  • eye mmere
    says: 8 years ago
    if this was hearts and kotoko match what will have happen at the stadium ?....
  • erick
    says: 8 years ago
    VICE president is like every person in this country i strongly support what kotoko did the referee denied as we kotoko for winning the cup,Ghana against Brazil the ref could also ask the last panty should be taking again but he did not becos he do not want to denied as and get the face of fifa president,ghana refs u want go any where,they should give the medals to the ref n let the vice president award him special