Spokesperson of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kennedy Boakye Ansah is adamant the disturbing developments in the aftermath of their home defeat to Berekum Chelsea won’t have any negative impact in their next league game with Medeama.
The Porcupine Warriors travel to the Akon Park at Tarkwa to face the Mauves and Yellows on Wednesday January 15 in a Match Day 4 encounter.
The match comes at a time when Kotoko have had a series of issues threatining the potential of them getting a positive result.
The Porcupine Warriors lost their first league game at home to Berekum Chelsea and after the game some irate fans attempted assaults at the match referee Charles Bulk and his assistants.
In the ensuing mêlée, a fan was shot in the face by a police officer a development that has triggered investigations from the Police Service and the Ghana Football Association.
Subsequently Asante Kotoko have been banned from playing home games at the Baba Yara Sports stadium.
Asked whether these disturbing occurrences had the potential to hamper their chances of getting a positive results as Tarkwa, Kennedy Boakye Ansah responded in the negative.
In a state of denial, the Kotoko spokesperson told footballmadeinghana.com “not at all, its a different ball game altogether, the players are professionals, they have been psyched up, fortunately we have an experienced coach like Maxwell Konadu, he will be able to psyche up the boys and I believe Tarkwa will be a different ball game altogether”.
Kennedy Boakye Ansah is positive that Kotoko will emerge unscathed in what promises to be a feisty clash with Medeama.
“We respect Medeama, they’re a very good side, also one of the title contenders this season but we also take inspiration from the ‘Kum Apem’ Motto of the club and we’re hopeful that we will be able to leave Tarkwa after the game unscathed” he concluded.
The game is slated for a 3pm kickoff.