Former Ghana international claims Kotoko should apologise to their supporters ahead of Hearts clash

Published on: 13 June 2019

The management of Asante Kotoko should apologise to their supporters for the initial boycott of their game against Hearts of Oak in the semi-final of the Normalization Committee Special Competition, according to Mohammed Polo.

The Porcupine Warriors had initially boycotted the competition after a failed petition to the NC to have a two-legged semi-final game or play on neutral ground, as well as a demand for equal disbursement of gate proceeds for the two clubs after the match.

According to Polo, Kotoko should issue an apology to their supporters ahead of their game against Hearts at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

"The boycott has taken away the excitement and the euphoria of the game. So Kotoko should apologise to the supporters. Kotoko is a great team with great players and a large number of supporters, who can follow the team to any place so they shouldn’t have raised that issue.”

“Even though it makes sense to demand for equal share of the gate proceeds, they still need to render an unqualified apology to their fans for the initial boycott,” he added.

The former Black Stars player said both teams were favorites to win the game considering the previous meetings between them.

“Both teams are favourite to win the game looking at their previous meetings and moreover this is a new generation of players with a lot of qualities so we expect to see free-flowing football on Sunday,” he said.