Kumasi Asante Kotoko defender Atta Kusi says it is difficult for players in the Ghana Premier League to turn down offers to feature in community matched described as "Sunday Special" because of the disaffection it will breed among their fan-base.
Kusi was among a trio of Kotoko players who were hit with fines for playing in Sunday Special matches.
He has admitted that it is the pressure from the society that forces players to accept to play in such matches.
”We have been playing such Sunday Special games since our developmental stages as players and so now that we play for a big club like Kotoko, if we decide not to play anymore, they will tag us as pompous and not sociable anymore.
“Some of them will even start hating you for not playing and that is why we normally play,” he told Kumasi-based Metro FM.
However, he apologised to the management and supporters of the club for his actions.
Other Kotoko players who were fined for engaging in the matches were Edwin Tuffour Frimpong and Osei Agyeman.