Kotoko take aim at referee Awal Mohammed

Published on: 02 July 2011

Asante Kotoko pulled few punches in their assessment of referee Awal Mohammed for ordering two missed spot-kicks to be re-taken in Friday's President's Cup against Berekum Cheslea.

The club have received the flak for boycotting the medal and trophy presentation ceremony under the eyes of Ghana vice president John Mahama at the Accra Sports Stadium .

Kotoko say the referee stands accused for his bad decisions.

"Go and attack him (the referee), can you imagine what would have happened If this was a Hearts-Kotoko match?," Kotoko's Director of Operations Jerry Asare told GHANAsoccernet.com

"I hardly complain about referees but this one, no two ways about it. Ghana football must take the necessary steps to develop not to use such people with criminal backgrounds.''

Kotoko in 2005 walked off the pitch during a pre-season GHALCA Top 4 tournament against Heart of Lions at the same venue.

Comments

  • Real Fact
    says: 8 years ago
    I am a full Fabu fan,But i think we need to learn the laws of the game a stop attacking referees,My fellow supporters the Ref was right and was even lenient not to have sent Sulama off the field. We deserve any punishment the FA will decide on us. We watch the English premier league all the time and we still don't learn. this so so bad of Ghana football
  • Mr.N
    says: 8 years ago
    Ban Kumasi Asante Kotoko for two years. They are not above the law. Asante Kotoko is just a cry babies when England had a perfect goal against Germans which the referee disallowed The Three Loins did not walk away. "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig
  • steve
    says: 8 years ago
    did i hear somebody say the FA will punish kotoko. mark my words they cant do nothing
  • Rass
    says: 8 years ago
    this is really disgrace to ghana football, is that how big club do? or it is the first time a referee orderd a penalty kick to br retaken? come on kotoko u should have known better, anyway this is another big test for kwesi administration. we are waiting for the final out come,, God bless ghana \\\\
  • SirStone, Toronto
    says: 8 years ago
    Even the FA can decide to relegate Kotoko to the tenth division we fabu family will not give a hoot. What's Ghana football without Krobia Kumasi Asante Kotoko? Last yr we weren't part of the top4 there was no sponsorship for the four team tourney, i hope u remember that? Kotoko is the biggest Club in Ghana and Y'all can take us out to the demise of our football. In Ghana, everytime organisors need money and support base to grace any activity or occasion they tend to Kotoko yet i case there's any exploitation in any way we suffer it. We need a level playing field, no cheats. Tell that to your corrupt refs and GFA officials. Instead of some forumers condenming the ref for his irresponsible actions they're spewing their anger towards Kotoko, what a shame. So far as there will be no justice in Ghana football there will be no peace.
  • Mikki
    says: 8 years ago
    Inasmuch as d african club of d century(krobea Asanti Kotoko) had no ryt 2 boycott d medal presentatn cos of a supposedly bad ref.decisns,i thnk refereing in GH has takn a nosedive & d earlier we join forces with Kotoko 2 condemn it d beta. FABU -D BEST.FABU-CLUB OF D CENTURY
  • Scratches
    says: 8 years ago
    We knw clb of de century. Respect other clubs too that is why u are fading like toilet paper.dnt feel so bosic bros. No tribalism.
  • Kofi Atta
    says: 8 years ago
    The moment this referee heard his countryman the VP say if Bechem Chelsea do not win my wife country people will take her away from me, this referee decided to help his brother. Tribalism at its best. The Fantes will say "adzie wo fie oye".
  • Richie
    says: 8 years ago
    SHAME on you SirStone for your stance on this unfortunate deeds on kotoko once again. your opinion on the matter is a disappointment to the African intellect.
  • Richie
    says: 8 years ago
    are u serious in life at all... DAMN!
  • ASIKO
    says: 8 years ago
    For the past decade and since the administration of Herbert Mensah anytime Kotoko looses a much a Referee has robbed them. Check the records!I dont know which refereee in Ghana has not been been castigated by Kotoko before.And istead of learning the rules of the game they rather blame offialdom.Is it any wonder that Kotoko is not doing well at the international level?
  • Ata
    says: 8 years ago
    I HAVE NEVER SEEN A REFEREE SO CORRRUPT BUT I THINK KOTOKO SHOULD HAVE COLLECTED THE MEDALS IN RESPECT TO THE VICE PRESIDENT. THIS REFEREE WILL NEVER REFEREE OUTSIDE GHANA. SHAME ON YOU.
  • bigeddy
    says: 8 years ago
    simply put,it was da vice presidents cup n he won it for his wife,things like dis are common in africa.
  • dodos
    says: 8 years ago
    Hmm!!! Are the Ghanaians first of all, the GFA, Sports Fraternity, The Press and even the DIE HARD kotoko fans afraid of the team Kotoko. I am sorry for Ghana football. Does any reader think Manchester United or Chelsea can even think of the idea of boycotting a medal ceremony to be officiated by the Prince of Wales just because Howard Webb has ''cheated'' for Man U. Absolutely NO! Yet we plan to be like them. Ghana football will never go forward if we behave like this. Also when will Ghanaians especially Kotoko both the fans, team and officials ever learn the rules of the game. Do they think the fact that they have the most supporters every thing should go their way. KOTOKO should grow up. Shame to anybody who supports Kotoko and supports this boycott. We as Ghanaians should learn to give respect where it is due despite our political affiliation. The Vice President was representing the President of the land for that matter. The rules of the game says that once a goalie moves vertical from his spot on the goal line he has taken advantage and UNTIL the penalty taker SCORES the kick is supposed to be RETAKEN irrespective of the fact that the ball is saved by the keeper or hits the WOODWORK. Once Again SHAME on all of you in support of this Shameful Act.
  • Abeiku
    says: 8 years ago
    Kotoko are indisciplined, disrespectful and fully uncivilised. Shame onto them. Such a big club like this and look at the sort of behaviour u want others to emulate. To hell with them.
  • Aboagye
    says: 8 years ago
    Now they are involving politics in football(ndc). They no if Kotoko win is a victory for npp so they provide all tkinds of tricks. off course ndc will loose the election. lets call a spade a spade. Thats a good move kotoko all die be die.
  • nana
    says: 8 years ago
    Lets be factual here, will an English referee allow a two spot kicks to be retaken in a cup match. No way, Its impossible and when it happens that way, even we in Ghana criticize it so why don't we chastise our own. If we say we want to develop the game to attract more viewers and attendance then some of these issues need to be addressed. Its a big shame to Ghana football and the referee needs to apologize for his behavior. Remember it was a referee's decision which caused the May 9 disaster and we need not to repeat and entertain that any longer.
  • sadato
    says: 8 years ago
    honestilly i dont know where the ghana football association recrut such bad mach officials as corupt as them self.
  • Paa
    says: 8 years ago
    The referee thinks Sualama moved that is why he called for re-kick(twice), does it mean he did not move when those goals were scored?oh ghana.
  • Dan
    says: 8 years ago
    4 me let us learn ma ppl... if Soulama moved frm his line the first tyme and u gave him a yellow card then he (the ref) shuld hav given him the matching off orders. so u see ma friends the ref was simply bias..... lets face facts ..... but kotoko plz lets control our anger next time and apologize to the vice president
  • KOFI ATTA
    says: 8 years ago
    u fool, who taught u that whnever Kotoko lose they act up. Who born dog? u and ur vp can go to hell.A vp who is there for the wife only. Stupid asshole.
  • Eric
    says: 8 years ago
    Hope all of you condemning Kotoko will condemn that anti-football known as mauri whatever of Real Madrid.
  • kingningman
    says: 8 years ago
    Aboagye, are u serious in life at all? Most of ur so called npp bigwigs are not kotoko fans. Check your facts b4 u comment. You are a disgrace to this forum. Shame
  • dodos
    says: 8 years ago
    i totally dont think you are normal. You need to see a psychiatrist. Honestly you are not civilised at all. Please visit the Hospital. Remember a stitch in time saves nine.