Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah believes Kotoko’s chances of emerging as Ghana Premier League Champions were blighted by the fact that they had to play the entire season away from their traditional home venue.
The Porcupine Warriors emerged as runners-up in the just-ended season losing the title to arch-rivals Hearts of Oak who won their first major trophy since 2009.
Kotoko had to play the entire season away from their traditional home ground the Baba Yara Sports Stadium due to renovation works being carried out at the venue.
This resulted in Kotoko adopting two venues as the temporal home venues for the 2020/2021 league campaign. The reds began the season with their home venue as the Accra Sports Stadium before switching to the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium for the second half of the season.
CEO of the Club, Nana Yaw Amponsah indicated his side’s fate could have been different if they played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
“I believe 100% that if we played out home matches at home, we would have won the league. Every team is stronger at home. If we had played at home some results would have been different” – Nana Yaw Amponsah told Asempa FM.
“We led the away team at the end of the season but the home was a different story,” he further added.