Kotoko Accra supporters’ branch want Hearts coach David Duncan dragged before the ethics committee after he unleashed a scathing potshot at the FA for claims of bias appointment of national team coaches.
Duncan has received a lot of flak for the comment which sparked intense debate in the West African two weeks ago.
In a statement issued by the chairman of the Greater Accra Circles Council, Emmanuel Boamah, the club has a matter of urgency requested the ethics committee to haul the ex-Ashantigold trainer to substantiate his claims.
Below is the unedited letter sent to the Ethics Committee of the Ghana FA
GHANA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
RE: COACH DAVID DUNCAN ACCUSES GHANA FA FOR UNFAIR APPOINTMENT OF NATIONAL TEAM COACHES .
The leadership and members of the Greater Accra Regional Circles Council (GARCC) – the official umbrella group of Kumasi Asante Kotoko supporters in the Greater Accra Region at its meetings held throughout last week have carefully studied and deliberated on the resent recorded utterances made by Coach David Duncan of Accra hearts of oak fame to the effect that only coaches of Asante Kotoko and players of Asante Kotoko get the opportunity to coach and play for the National Team and wish to officially bring to the attention of your committee.
It is unfortunate and regrettable for a Coach of Duncan’s caliber to make such a statement especially when he has had the opportunity to coach two national teams, the under 17 and under 23 levels.
Coach David Duncan has so soon forgotten that in year 2001,then national coach Jones Attuquayefio invited 17 Hearts players with only Lawrence Adjei from Kotoko to face a star-studded Nigerian side in a World Cup qualifier at the Accra sports stadium.
Did he see anything wrong with that selection and the coach at the time?
Did Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Opare, Kwadjo Asamoah, John Boye,Wakasu Mubarak and even Fatau Dauda play Asante Kotoko before being invited playing the national team??
We, the Executives of Greater Accra circles of Asante Kotoko wish to state unequivocally, that such unfortunate, irresponsible utterances by Duncan will not be entertained any longer especially when it concerns our dear club Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
We wish to draw the attention of the ethics committee of the GFA to take a careful look at this statement particularly when the whole nation is looking up to the qualification of the national team to Brazil 2014.
We hereby declare our total support for the current two Black stars coaches, Akwasi Appiah and Maxwell Konadu as we have supported expatriate coaches and continually pledge our loyal support to the team and look forward for their qualification to the 2014 World Cup. Long live coach Akwasi Appiah, Maxwell Konadu and their back room staff, long live Ghana football Association.
Respectfully submitted for your kind consideration.