Kotoko supporters advised to be of good behaviour during FA Cup final with Hearts

Published on: 10 October 2017

Chairman of the FA Cup committee Kurt Okraku has urged fans of Asante Kotoko to be of good behaviour in the finals of this year's MTN FA Cup final.

Kotoko will come up against Hearts in the finals of this year's MTN FA Cup at the Tamale Stadium on October 29.

In anticipation of a larger crowd at the venue Kurt Okraku met with followers of Kotoko to explain the dynamics on the match day.

“Any decision the match officials take, the fans react to it, I am not saying the match officials do not get decisions wrong. We all saw what happened during the Ghana game with Uganda in Kampala, two clean goals and a penalty were overlooked. The referee was not a Ghanaian,” Okraku stated during a meeting with the supporters leaders of Kotoko when they asked for a foreign referee to handle the MTN FA Cup finals.

“As leaders of the supporters front, it is your responsibility to know the difference between passion and reasoning. We here are supposed to be different from our brothers who are not here. It is very dangerous for us to go to a match with a pre-conceived motive that a referee will cheat us”

Okraku added: “We admit there are bad referees but we can also say we have good referees in the system. Our responsibility is to go and teach those who are not here the right way, football is passion especially in games between Kotoko and Hearts with a trophy at stake, the adrenalin is always high.”