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We could have won the league with 10 points if we played at Baba Yara- Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah

Published on: 16 July 2021

Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah believes the Reds would have been crowned champions of the Ghana Premier League if they had played their home games at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi. 

The Porcupine Warriors were forced to honour their home matches away from the Baba Yara Sports stadium due to renovation works.

Kotoko played all their home games in the first round at the Accra Sports stadium before switching to the Obuasi Len Clay park in the second round.

According to the Kotoko capo, it affected their performance as their fierce rivals Hearts of Oak won the league.

"If we had played at the Baba Yara Stadium, we would've won this league with 10 points gap because at some point, we were leading Hearts of Oak with 4 points but we thank God we didn’t disgrace ourselves, considering all the disadvantages," Nana Yaw Amponsah told Happy Sports.

"Some of the refereeing decisions that went against Kotoko this season, I believe if it was at the Baba Yara Stadium, the fear of God will be in some people. We all know that home advantage plays a key role in our football," he added.

Despite Kotoko's inability to win the league, the Reds are in contention for the MTN FA Cup after drawing Berekum Chelsea in the quarter finals.

The Kumasi-based giants are the defending champions and will be aiming at winning the competition to get the chance of representing Ghana in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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