Kotoko train under police protection

Published on: 26 February 2011

Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko last Wednesday had their training amid tight security provided by armed police officers.

Police officers were seen hovering around the Adarko Jarchie training grounds of the Porcupine Warriors.

This development, which was hitherto unheard of in the club’s history, has sent shockwaves among fans of Kotoko.

Daily Guide Sports learnt Kotoko management asked the police officers to provide security at the training grounds.

Kotoko took that weird action because they feared that some hoodlums might attack defender Michael Ofosu Appiah nicknamed ‘Escoba.’

On Tuesday, Ofosu Appiah allegedly traded punches after training with a fan who had accused him of being an 'Akpeteshie' (local gin) addict.

The Kotoko stopper who could not contain the taunts of the fan anymore, decided to trade punches with him.

The soccer fan suffered some bruises on the head as he bled profusely after the brawl with Ofosu Appiah.

Initially speculation was rife that Ofosu Appiah hit the head of the fan with a stone, but the Kotoko stopper has denied it.

The said soccer fan, before leaving the Adarkwa Jaachie training grounds, threatened to take revenge on Ofosu Appiah.

As a precautionary measure, Kotoko management engaged the services of the police officers to provide protection for the squad.

Comments

  • dada12
    says: 8 years ago
    its a shame is this the picture you got for a club in your own country?
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 8 years ago
    Kotoko,the most useless club ever on this planet.
  • apicus
    says: 8 years ago
    Maxwell u a talking as if this is the most 'stupid' incident in the world of football,u better learn to condemn the player's unfortunate action rather than attacking the club,ve u forgotten of the famous French Footballer Eric Cantona who plays for Man. utd and was fighting and attacking supporters of the club even on the field of play.Will u also call his then club(Man utd)useless on the planet?
  • apicus
    says: 8 years ago
    Maxwell u a talking as if this is the most 'stupid' incident in the world of football,u better learn to condemn the player's unfortunate action rather than attacking the club.Have u forgotten of the famous French Footballer Eric Cantona who played for Man. utd and was fighting and attacking supporters of the club even on the field of play?Will u also call his then club(Man utd)useless on the planet?
  • genuwine
    says: 8 years ago
    only foolish people like maxwell will talk like this , see what gattuso have been doing , so are you going to tag AC as foolish club , dont be silly here we want people with manners here , not fools
  • minister kumasi
    says: 8 years ago
    MAXWELL U ARE THE MOST USELESS,STUPID,MORON,CANGARO EVER SEEN ON THIS PLANET I SAY SO
  • Musah Fifa
    says: 8 years ago
    Maxwell is ofosu not a person? or do you think you are better than him? and again if he Ofosu had a brawl with a supporter means Kotoko are useless, that is bad for you to say, better correct your self for all this kind of stupid words.
  • George mills baafi
    says: 8 years ago
    Leave my darlin club alone. Why? Maxwell come back and correct ur self