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Draw against Hearts left me in shock - Kotoko chairman

Draw against Hearts left me in shock - Kotoko chairman

Asante Kotoko chairman Dr. Sarpong

By Aeenu Shardow

Asante Kotoko chairman Dr K.K Sarpong says the 0-0 draw with Hearts of Oak last Sunday came to him as a shock.

The champions failed to make their superior ball possession count in the final third before their home fans at a packed Baba Yara Stadium.

Hearts left Kumasi the happier side following their recent problems both on and off the field.

The result left the Kotoko fans bitterly disappointed as they failed to get one over their under-par rivals on Sunday.

And Dr Sarpong admits he felt same after the fairly entertaining game but takes consolation in Kotoko’s recent record against Hearts.

“I knew we were going to beat them (Hearts) hands down and therefore the result came to me as a shock,” he told Angel FM.

“But the consolation in it is that their superior record playing in Kumasi has been broken, they can no longer beat us on our home grounds.

“Since I came in we have played four matches, we’ve lost once, won two and drawn one so the record is not that bad even though I’d wished we had beaten them.

“I will therefore urge the supporters to remain calm because if you analyze our game, we play just like in the foreign leagues its just that we have been unlucky with wins.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. BABA says:

    So what were u thinking? That was a dream.

  2. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    THIS FOOL HASNT SEEN NOTHING. U HAVE SOLD ALL OUR BEST PLAYERS, FOR WAT. FOR MOPNEY? MONEY WONT WIN YOU TROPHIES. THE FANS WANT TROPHIES. THEY DEMAND ACCOUNATAVILITY FROM THE CLUB AND THEY WANT SUCCESS. U HAVE GOTTEN RID OF NAT ASAMOAH, NII ADJEI, THE IVORIAN PLAYER. COULDNT GO AFTER BEKOE ETC. STILL DONT HAVE A KOTOKO STADIUM. JUST WAIT UNTIL WE ARE BOUNCED FROM CHAMPS LEAGUE IN THE FIRST RD AND U WILL SEE. TE FANS SHOULD DEMAND THE TERMINATION OF KK SARPONG, NOT THE COACH. KK SARPONG IS THE ONE USING HIS NAZI THINKING CAP TO DESTROY KOTOKO

  3. Fresher says:

    @ GHANAFUO -: you are absolutely crazy.

  4. jon says:

    mafia,,businessman,,,ur time go come soon,,,ur days are numbered,,,u happen to be one of de worse chairman we have had,,,womanizing and chopping our money with ben nti,,baah nuako,,listowell etc,,,eyes are watching

  5. kayblaze says:

    U c i like that man, Dr K K sarpong he’s got vision but it is said that “u cant find all the knowledge in one mans head”… the pple supposed to help him, i believe are good enough or are not able to convince him enough… he listens too, so u c its team wrk…me i believe the coach needs to prove himself

  6. Randy says:

    u accuse him of selling good players forgetting that it is only good players that are bought. u also forget that a big club like kotoko needs a lot of money to effectively run especially when for soo many years it is now building structures. the question now is how much do u contribute to this end? guys I think we should be pragmatic here. I love kotoko.

    • rakaarrds says:

      i dnot agree to ur suggestion randy,so u mean selling players is the only way to finance this big club. kotoko is a great club in africa n i believe thru proper marketing strategies, we can go far rather than selling our best players.
      i went to park that day n i regretted papa. i shd hv slept koraa. i wasnt entertain at all. tweaaaaa!!! kk sarpong should be ashame of himself.

      • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

        DONT MIND THEM. OTUMFUOR SHULD DISSOLVE THE BORAD EXCEPT FOR OSEI KOFI AND BRING IN PPL LIKE ME TO STERR THE CLUB TO PROSPERITY. THE PRESENT GROUP OF GET RICH QUICK CRONIES ARE JUST THERE TO BENEFIT. THEY ARE BEREFT OF ANY IDEAS THAT WILL BRING IN EVENUE. BUILDING AN ACADEMY N LODGING PLACE WONT BRING IN REVENUE. ITS A USELESS IDEA. BRING ME IN RIGHT AWAY AND I CAN IDENTIFY SEVERAL REVENUE MAKING SCHEMES FOR THIS CLUB. THEY ARE ALLERGIC TO LEARNING. THEY HAVE CONSTIPATED BRAINS. NUMBER 1 BUSINESS RULE. DONT RUN YOUR BUSINESS FROM SOMEONE ELSE’S HOME. IF KOTOKO ARE SERIOUS AS BUSINESS PPL, THEY WILL BUILD THEIR OWN STADIUM. LOOK AT THE S AFRICAN LEAGUE AND EVEN MLS. EACH CLUB HAS ITS OWN HOME STADIUM. THAT IS THE NUMBER 1 RULE. FORGET ABOUT BUILDING ACCOMMODATION FOR PLAYERS. PAY THEM WELL AND LET THEM FIND THEIR OWN PLACE TO LIVE. IF KOTOKO BUILT A STADIUM WITH A HOTEL NEXT TO IT, DAT WOULD BE IDEAL. THE PLAYERS WILL REPORT TO CAMP AND STAY IN THE HOTEL DURING GAMES. EMULATE WAT THE N AMERICANS AN EUROPEAN DO. THE CLUB IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LODGING, BUT THEY CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH OPTIONS. IF YOU THE PLAYERS ARE NOT FROM ASHANTI REGION, WHY SHOULD U BE FORCED TO BUY A HOUSE IN THE REGION? U RENT, SO THAT WHEN ITS TIME FOR YOU TO BE TRADED OR SOLD, U CAN JUST PACK AND LEAVE. BCOS BABA YARA BELONGS TO THE GOVT, THERE R SO MANY THINGS THAT WOULD POSE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST TO KOTOKO…LIKE AD SPONSORSHIP, REVENUE FROM PARKING, ETC. THIS IS WHY IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR KOTOKO TO BUILD THEIR OWN STADIUM WITH HOTEL. THIS WAY THEY CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SEASON TICKET, GATE FEES, MERCHANDISE SALES, PARKING, HOTEL REVENUES, FOOD/CONCESSION SALES, IN STADIUM AD SPACE REVENUE. THEY CAN ALSO EVEN RENT THE STADIUMTO OTHER PPL WHO WANT TO USE FOR EVEN TS AND SPECIAL FUCNTIONS. THIS IS COMMON SENSE. KK SARPONG CALLS HIMSELF A DR..TWEAAAAA!

  7. Phrank Kente @ Teshie says:

    GH FUO YOU ARE THE MOST FOOLISH BOY I HAVE EVER HEARD OFF IF YOU CAN CALL SOMEONE’S FADA “YOU FOOL” IF YOUR FADA WAS A WISE MAN LIKE DR KK SARPONG HE WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN A BIG POST LIKE DR’S…IF TEAMS DONT SELL HIS PLAYER HOW WOULD TEAM LIKE MADRID,UTD,CHELSEA,MAN CITY WILL HAVE GOT ALL THEIR BEST PLAYERS FROM….SO YOU HAVE TO REASON BEFORE YOU COME ON SITE TO MAKE COMMENT…….YOU ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT STADIUM WHICH MEANS YOU DONT LEARN….HAS AC MILAN,
    WITH MUCH ACHIEVEMENT IN FOOTBALL HAVE HIS OWN STADIUM?.GH FUO GO YOU ARE A FOOL AGAIN AND GO SUCK YOUR FADA’S DICK OK…FABU THE BEST…

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      PHRANK U ARE A FOOL. U KNOW WHY U DUMB BITCH. BCOS U ARE THE ONLY FOOL WHO WILL SPELL FRANK LIKE THIS. WHO TOLD YOU AC MILAN DON HAVE A STADIUM? GO N RESEARCH. THE SAN SIRO WAS BUILT FOR AC MILAN, BUT SINCE INTER IS ALSO FROM MILAN, THEY DECIDED TO BOTH USE THE STADIUM. INTER IS ACTUALLY BUILDING THIER OWN STADIUM AS WE SPEAK. HOW CAN U HAVE A BUISNESS WITHOUT AN OFFICE? ONLY IN GH/AFRICA WILL U HAVE PREMIER CLUBS LIKE KOTOKO AND HEARTS WITH NO CLUB STADIUM. OHENE DJAN AND BABA YARA BELING TO THE MIN OF SPORTS/GH GOVT. THEREFORE EVERYTHIME THESE CLUBS PLAY IN THERE, HALF THE GATE PROCEEDS HAS TO GO TO THE GOVT. IS THIS SMART? FOR ALL THESE YRS, KOTOKO N HEARTS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS. WHEN WILL THEY GROW UP N BUILD THEIR OWN STADIUMS LIKE MAZEMBE, AHLY, ASHGOLD, ORLANDO PIRATES ETC…THEY DONT HAVE REVENUES, NOR ARE THEY SMART TO FUTURE OUT NEW AND IMPROVED WAYS OF BRINGING IN REVENUE, SO THEY EASIEST THING TO DO IS SELL THEIR PLAYERS. LOSERS!
      U ATLK OF REAL MADRID.. GO AND FINDOUT HOW LONG THESE REAL MADRID PLAYERS HAVE BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER. RARELY WILL U SEE REAL MADRID SELLING PLAYERS U BIG DUMB DUMMY. THEY BUY PLAYERS. OZIL, RONALDO, PEPE, HIGUAIN, KAKA WERE ALL BOUGHT FROM OTHER CLUBS. YOU ARE A FOOOLISH FOOL, BEGOTTEN FROM FOOLISH LINEAGE. DO UR RESEARCH BEFORE U TALK SHIT, ABOA MOOO!

  8. Kwadwo Addai says:

    Dat Gh fuo is a bitch.