By Ameenu Shardow
Supporters of Asante Kotoko have warned management of the club not to take any cash as prize money for their Premier League feat.
The Porcupine Warriors clinched their 22nd league championship with four games to spare and are getting ready to take delivery of their prize from the Premier League Board at an awards ceremony on Saturday.
The supporters are however unhappy with hints that the prize package which includes a mini-bus which was given to Berekium Chelsea for their league feat last season will be converted into a cash.
This hint according to the Greater Accra Regional Circles chairman Emmanuel Boamah will be vehemently rejected by the supporters if indeed it turns out to be true and has thus warned management of it.
“We have heard of a scheme to convert the bus prize into cash and this we don’t understand,’ he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.
“If they really want to give us cash then they (PLB) should have discussed it with the club and come to the agreement that the said cash is equivalent to the money to be given so we can go and buy our bus.
“But they didn’t, and we understand they will go ahead and award cash which is not worth buying a bus therefore we want to warn the Executive Chairman (Dr. Sarpong) and his entire management that they will be prevented by our supporters from entering the awards auditorium if indeed they are going to take the cash.
“Chelsea (Berekum) were given a bus last season, so why don’t they (PLB) give us similar treatment after labouring to win the league.
“We will like to inform the Executive Chairman and his entire officials that they were not the only people who brought us league success and therefore they cannot take us for a ride.
“We are warning him and I re-emphasize, warning him not to take any cash but rather the bus otherwise they will have a lot to answer for.”
The Premier League awards ceremony will take place on Saturday night at the plush Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi.