Sports News of Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Source: Daily Graphic
Players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko will be smiling all the way to the bank when they are paid their three-month salary arrears owed them by telecom giants MTN.
The Porcupine Warriors suffered their second loss this season to a familiar foe - Kpando Heart of Lions - albeit still on top of the ladder.
With rumours of a seeming disquiet among the playing fraternity arising from the non-payment of salaries for the last three months as being the cause of a recent abysmal performance on the pitch.
But the club’s CEO, Opoku Nti, disclosed to an Accra-based radio station yesterday that the team was paid by MTN and the telecoms giants were in the process of finalising payments in respect of their three-month arrears.
‘’Yes the players have not been paid for the past three months and we don’t pay ourselves but MTN does the paying, and by the end of this month they should finish processing all payments, including salary ,’’ Mr Nti stated to the FM station.
He, however, noted that last Sunday’s 0-2 loss to Heart of Lions would not shift their focus, although it exposed some weakneses in the team.
‘’We are still on top, and all is not lost yet; we must focus on where we stumbled and what went wrong and address our deficiencies in our next encounter against Liberty Professionals,” he stated.
He entreated fans of the club to throw their weight behind the club and not relent in their unflinching support for the fabulous club.