Asante Kotoko assistant coach Johnson Smith has laid the blame for the club’s failure to win the Ghana Premier League at the door of the players.
Smith said in an interview that the players' 'unserious' attitude cost them the title.
The Porcupine Warriors finished second behind Hearts of Oak despite occupying the top spot in the early stages of the second round.
The 1-0 defeat suffered against the Phobians literally ended Kotoko's title hopes. They went on to drop further points and ended the campaign four points adrift.
"The attitude of the players towards training at a point in time did not help us, especially after losing to Heart of Oak. I needed to speak to them, advise some of them to approach training with seriousness," Smith told Westgold Radio.
Kotoko also failed to capture the MTN FA Cup as they exited the competition in the last four. That means, their season ended without a trophy.