Ghana Premier League

Dr Kwame Kyei reacts to Kotoko fans’ vandalism at his stadium

Dr Kwame Kyei reacts to Kotoko fans' vandalism at his stadium

Nations FC bankroller, Dr Kwame Kyei has finally given his reaction to the distasteful behavior of Asante Kotoko fans during their 2:2 stalemate in week six of the Ghana Premier League on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

The crucial encounter held at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex in Abrankese was full of end-to-end action with Amidu Diarra converting a last-minute penalty to secure Nations FC a 2:2 draw.

Some irate Asante Kotoko vandalised the stadium seats in a protest to a penalty awarded to Nations FC in the dying embers of the game.

The supporters reportedly ripped seats from the stadium stands and threw them onto the pitch, with the match officials suspending the game for more than 10 minutes to restore order.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Light FM, Dr Kwame Kyei, who is a former Asante Kotoko board Chairman has condemned the behavior of the supporters, stating that he will repair the damaged seats.

“Asante Kotoko is my team and I cannot deny that. What happened yesterday was unfortunate. If Kotoko fans were not pleased with something they saw, they should have allowed the officials to work according to the law but for them to destroy chairs and to be throwing water on the pitch was unfortunate,” he told Light FM.

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“Nations FC is a new team that is growing and with the stadium we have built, it can motivate some people to also do something similar but what happened yesterday can discourage those people.

“We have to condemn what happened and let us hope this will not happen again. I cannot attribute what happened to the entire Asante Kotoko fan base so we should overblow what has happened.

“We will replace the damaged chairs at the stadium because the stadium is also for Asante Kotoko and Asanteman. Let us stay in peace and unity. What happened was unfortunate and we must condemn it because we need Asanteman and Ghana to develop.

“Let us hope that what we saw yesterday will not happen again because we don’t want to experience another May 9 in Ghana football again,” he added.

The awful behavior at Abrankese was among four separate hooliganism cases reported over the weekend in the Ghana Premier League. There were similar cases reported in Dormaa, Tamale and Dawu.

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