Kotoko could be punished for rejecting President's Cup medals

Published on: 02 July 2011

Asante Kotoko could be punished for boycotting the medal presentation of the President's Cup after losing out on penalties to Berekum Chelsea on Friday at the Accra Sport Stadium.

The team led by head coach Bogdan Korak marched into the dressing room immediately after a 7-6 defeat.

This was in protest of refere Mohammed Awal's decision to order the re-take of two missed kicks by Berekum Chelsea.

A member of the planning committee Oduro-Nyarko says Kotoko's was disrespectful to Ghana's vice president John Mahama who was the special guest of honour.

"I am actually sad, I am livid but what else can you do," he told GHANAsoccernet.com.

"They say the referee's decision must be respected and that must be the ultimate. When the second man of the country is present the game can't end like this. We must pay him the due respect and therefore I am not happy by developments here."

He added: "We are yet to meet to take a firm decision on that and therefore I cannot give you a definite answer."

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 same venue.

Comments

  • ACHIE
    says: 8 years ago
    IS IT KOTOKO'S NATURE?REMEMBER SARFO GYAMFI ONCE REFUSED TO SHAKE HANDS WITH THE SITTING PRESIDENT JERRY RAWLINGS PRIOR TO A MATCH AGAINST HEARTS!BUT WHO EVER IS BEHIND SUCH INSOLENCE MUST KNOW THAT WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!SHAME!!!!
  • Musah Fifa
    says: 8 years ago
    Kotoko boys are very stupid and thier officials too, do you think they can do that to former President Kufour? no because he's from the NPP, this people with their tribalism, they can never change, and they feel too big, and they're nothing but humanbeings like any other people
  • Tom
    says: 8 years ago
    Our refrees must buck up and also admit it when they err.
  • emma
    says: 8 years ago
    musa fifa,,u are de greatest stupid person ,i have ever met,,,why do u politicise dis matter,,,shame onto u,,,its just your hatred for kotoko and NPP,,,mind u,,,some great kotoko fans and officials are NDC gurus,,,come again,,,
  • Bright Osei Boateng
    says: 8 years ago
    You are immatured and stupid.
  • razak
    says: 8 years ago
    you useless gig fool shat your dirty big mouth up
  • rasky78
    says: 8 years ago
    if you have to protest against the official,it should not be the whole vice president of the republic of Ghana. I hope there should be severe punishment to deter other clubs from emulating the same action. What a disgrace,was it the vice president who officiated the game or the ref,common lets call the leadership of the club cos they are the cost of all this mess.
  • Nanakash
    says: 8 years ago
    you are stupid animal. what has Npp got to do with this. in any case NPP will not over look such stupidity. swine like you. aboa.
  • Rex
    says: 8 years ago
    musah, u are very silly in your thougths n thinking. Why do u have 2 associate this with former Prez Kuffour n tribalism. If u have no respect 4 your leaders never extend it 2 others. These are de people who always read politics in our football. No wonder u are called musah n we know where u are coming from. Musah, u are very stupid 4 putting dis shit on de site. Go n learn sense, u are a big fool.
  • kofi
    says: 8 years ago
    you are a BIG FOOL.GO and said stupid things to your mother and father.heel is your place.
  • wofa kk
    says: 8 years ago
    this is stupid talk from kofi nsiah, did we beg them to allow us to play the president cup? they needed money so they came to us. Now they hired a refree who will listen to the whimps and caprices of john mahama and his wife from BA. stupid talk, they should try something and we shall all see.
  • Aram
    says: 8 years ago
    The vice president wanted Brekum chelsea to win so that the wife could make him happy at home.It was already a done deal to cheat kotoko for the brong ahafo boys bcos they are his inlaws(vice president).He said this in his speech before the commencement of the match.Well done FABU.
  • Ghanas Son
    says: 8 years ago
    This is just shameful! Pure disrespect! I can't wait to hear the purnishment that will be metted on them.
  • bigeddy
    says: 8 years ago
    str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) ref awal mohammed n his entire generation,he allowed the speech of da vice president to influence his decision on the day n that makes him a str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) n a big disgrace to his entire generation n gh football.
  • Scratches
    says: 8 years ago
    If he were ur fada,wud u hv said so? Hnr ur paps nd mums. God wil ask u 1dy so fnk. Aft hs gen. U wl be de nxt.
  • kay k
    says: 8 years ago
    you are a tribalist, you should address the issue as is and not the way you feel about a certain group of people
  • Dr . kwash
    says: 8 years ago
    this is a big shame to Ghana football. fairness is not in Ghana at all, how can you call awal mo hammed as a referee, the whole world has see him,i bet u HE will never have any international match to handle in his LIFE.GOD WILL PUNISH HIM. PAIN SHALL NEVER BE FAR AWAY FROM HIM. AMEN.
  • Mustapha Slomo
    says: 8 years ago
    Granted the ref was right on both occasions; why didn't he order a replay for the kicks Chelsea converted because on those occasions as well Souleyma came off his line! I really don't understand the obvious inconsistency. However I mush hasten to admit that Kotoko should have stayed and collected their medals no matter how cheated they felt. Their reaction was unfortunately unnecessary.
  • stupid musa
    says: 8 years ago
    musah u are rather stupid.dont bring politics and tribalism into this.
  • stupid musa
    says: 8 years ago
    stupid musah take ur stupid head away.I bet u know u r stupid
  • SirStone, Toronto
    says: 8 years ago
    I feel sorry when i read comments like one from dis Musa Fifa guy, if u think Kotoko should've accorded the needed respect to the Vice and yet its this same top government official who was made irresponsible comments. You are the tribalist and you trying to label others as being that, talk to your NDC infested minded friends to be fair and the needed respect will be accorded them anytime. For yrs i've bn inciting Kotoko fans to have our team boycott matches of these nature, be it the Presidents Cup, Top4 etc. Remember in Ghana, we have no one to appease and no one could be our paymaster. Kotoko was there before your NDC. I'm sick of some of your baloney comments that comes out out ppl like you always trying to politicise everything. We've registered our protest thats the only way we could, remember no JUSTICE no PEACE. I rest my case.
  • akako
    says: 8 years ago
    I'm really sad for Ghana football.kotoko as a club should learn by now...i wish they could do these when they qualify for African competition.the law of fifa makes it clear...that referees are the only ones with the power to apply the laws on the pitch of play ... i challenge the football administrators of this country to learn the laws of the game...let learn to put out our grievances through the right channels ...kotoko must learn to be good examples to the other teams...
  • black pope
    says: 8 years ago
    my prayer is for the progress of gh football not all this bull shit can u guys stop all this insult and let us talk with one voice haba! when is this nonsense going to stop: kotoko v hearts, npp v ndc or ewe v asante its ghanaa oo ghaaana which melts into africa and possibly world matters.
  • Patrick gyan
    says: 8 years ago
    I guess before the kicks the ref made the rules clear to the keepers so where from these comments. We to make const. comments
  • Nii
    says: 8 years ago
    rasky, I agree with you. Kotoko's conduct has no place in modern sports. If what happened had occured some where in Europe Kotoko would have been punished heavily. How could this young Kotoko boys be inspired to walk out on the vice? FA boss must wake up. Such indiscipline behaviours tend to destroy Ghana soccer. Otumfou must apologise to the vice president.
  • Final Whistle
    says: 8 years ago
    Mustapha, according to the law, if a keeper moves before a kick and the opponent scores, it remains a goal but if the opponent misses, then there should be a retake. Anyway I side with you that Fabu should not have left the stadium. However, this issue against Kotoko is becoming too much. Always they try to cheat them why? People are making noise here because the veep is involved. He too should have also guide his words by making such an imnpartial statement. It is unfortunate for the veep to have made such statement and we should condemn that as well.
  • Vincente Del-Boski,Journalist (UK)
    says: 8 years ago
    A BIG SHAME TO ASANTE KOTOKO'' for saying becos of the Referee they have rejected the medals from the President Cup,the same Jerry Asare lead them to boycot their Top 4 game with Heart at the Accra Stadium few yrs ago. Ah, ah'' Trust me from close source, they will be serving a 2 or 3yrs baned frm playing President Cup. Hasaacas was expelled from its home base in Sekondi during 1958 as a result of a conflict with then Ghanaian Amateur Football Association (GFA). Hasaacas declined a request to play a mid-week friendly ahead of a key match against Kumasi Cornestone. The FA baned Hasaacas from their home in Sekondi and move to Tarkwa as its home base. This decision was reversed following the coup in 1966 and a move back to Sekondi. At the same time as the repatriation, rival club Sekondi Indepence Club were banned.
  • nana
    says: 8 years ago
    Shame on Ghana Football and all those who support wrong doings in the game. W
  • nana
    says: 8 years ago
    When one is wrong, we should accept that and when two are wrong we have to accept than too. I wonder if this could happen in Europe. To allow two penalties to be replayed, its impossible. Its a big shame to Ghana football and that's why Ghana referees are not called up for international matches. They must learn to do the right thing.
  • nanagyei
    says: 8 years ago
    Musah don't be silly,who are u to insult Ashantis.The nation Ghana even refuse medal during a cup of nation tournament.
  • Mustapha Slomo
    says: 8 years ago
    Thanks Final Whistle. We are learning everyday aren't we?
  • phill
    says: 8 years ago
    Musah, this has nothing to do with tribalism. It's share stupidity and rudeness from Kotoko. Professionals don't behave like that. Thats why most of our players would play and retire in our local league. They did not show any respect to the president. None of their officials was sensible enough to know it was just a game and so they should accept defeat. It wasn't a champions league match or anything. Too known Kotoko. You are a disgrace to Ghana soccer. Shame on you all. To all the senseless leaders in Kotoko too.