The National Sports Authority (NSA) have expressed their unhappiness about the conduct of fans, who threw sachet water and stones onto the pitch, during the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Confederations Cup competition match between Asante Kotoko and Al Hilal of Sudan at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium last Sunday.
A statement signed by Mr. Charles Obeng Amofah, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the NSA, said, “the Authority is unhappy with the behaviour of some of the fans, who at a point threw all manner of items onto the pitch.
“We wish to caution fans on this unacceptable behaviour and to make it clear that any such acts would not be countenance in the future. We also urge the leadership of our beloved clubs to step-up the education of their supporters with regards to their comportment during matches of this nature in order to avoid certain sanctions against the clubs,” it added.
The statement, however, expressed the hope that Kotoko would advance to the next stage of the competition, despite their inability to beat Al Hilal of Sudan, last Sunday.
“There is no doubt in our minds that Kotoko can put up a good fighting spirit in the upcoming encounter with Zesco United of Zambia next Sunday to secure qualification,” it added.
Asante Kotoko will travel to Zambia to face Zesco United in their last group game of the Caf Confederation Cup and a win will see them reach the next stage of the competition.