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Kotoko apologize for unruly fan behaviour



Twelve years to the day since one of Africa's worst ever stadium disasters happened, Kotoko are having to again apologize for the behaviour of their fans in a Premier League game on Wednesday.

The Executive Board chairman of the reigning champions has grovelled to Medeama for the pockets of violence exhibited in Kumasi on Wednesday.

The Reds drew 0-0 with the Mauves and Yellows in a game where fans saw problems with officiating from Silas Okine.

"It's true we do have concerns about officiating but if you miss glorious opportunities and later attack referees, I don't see the reasons in taking such action."

Fans of the club have been roundly condemned by its other management members, especially after they smashed the windscreen of the Medeama bus

"Incidents like this bring about additional costs because we have to bill out supporters and pay for the smashed windscreen of Medeama's bus," Footy Ghana quotes him as saying.

"I have spoken personally with the management of Medeama on the reactions of my supporters condemning their acts but I must say if even we lose a match it is not even the end of the world. There should be stability in our behaviour because what transpired yesterday wasn't the best."

Mpong now

But the angst from Kotoko fans also touched their own. Richard Mpong was nearly beaten after the game.

Having missed gilt-edged chances against Hearts and Medeama on Sunday and yesterday, fans of the club did not take kindly to his profligacy and descended on the former Medeama man.

Mpong, who has been good on the flanks for Kotoko this season, had to be herded by security officials to safety.

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