By Ameenu Shardow
The Leadership of the National Circles Council of Asante Kotoko have urged calm following the club chairmanâ€™s threat to dissolve the body.
Dr. K.K Sarpong who has led the club to its first Premier League title after four years feels let down by the clubâ€™s supporters wingâ€™s contribution to the payment of recently incurred debts.
Out of the 487000 Ghana cedis worth of coupons allocated to the Circles in the massive fund raising project, the club has seen just a little under 20,000 Ghana cedis returns.
This and other factors have thus led to the Executive Chairmanâ€™s resolve to seek the Boardâ€™s approval to dissolve the NCC for restructuring purposes.
But Executives of the NCC say they want their group maintained and that the timing of such a move is totally wrong.
â€œWe as leaders of the NCC understand the disappointment of the Chairman especially with our contribution towards the payment of the recent Fifa fines,â€ NCC Public Relations Officer, Nana Kwame Dankwah told GHANAsoccernet.com.
â€œWe however believe it is a wrong time especially after our league feat to have our club make such a move.
â€œThe NCC has also played a major role in the teamâ€™s league success so it is not entirely the case that we have not been supporting the club.
â€œFor instance, the NCC have been absorbing the cost of all away matches and I believe it is a very significant contribution.
â€œYes, our contribution in the fundraising project might have not lived up to expectation but I believe there are other ways to rectify the problem other than dissolving it so I urge the supporters to remain calm as we look at ways of solving the problem.â€
Dankwah added the NCC was still full of support for the Dr. Sarpong led administration and says he is expecting a reaction from the supporters by way of the ongoing fundraising project after the chairmanâ€™s declaration.
â€œI am sure the Chairmanâ€™s comments bourne out of disappointment will solicit a positive reaction from our members by way of their contribution to the fund raising project.
â€œWe play an FA Cup game on Saturday in Tema, and I believe urge the supporters to begin to show this by way of contribution made to our attendants who will be present at the game.â€