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Soccer News of Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Fans plot to boycott Stars game against Zambia

Some Kumasi fans plan to boycott Ghana’s potential World Cup decider against Zambia in protest against a Ghana FA ban on Kumasi Asante Kotoko following recent violence at their home match.

The Porcupine Warriors have been in the news for all the wrong reasons after the Baba Yara stadium was temporarily shut down by the Ghanaian FA due to crowd violence.

Irate fans of the club attacked match officials and Medeama players during their bad-tempered clash in Kumasi two weeks ago.

Unhappy with the decision of the Executive Committee of the Ghana FA, the club have confirmed plans to boycott all competitions in the country with the exception of the Ghana Premier League.

They have withdrawn from this year’s President Cup which falls on July 1 in a move to drum home their unhappiness with the home ban.

Fans of Kumasi, whom many are Kotoko supporters, are determined to go a notch higher by boycotting the Black Stars World Cup qualifier against Zambia in September.

The Ghanaian national team have enjoyed tremendous support over the years with fans of Kumasi playing leading role in the team’s success in the qualifying campaign so far.

Kumasi fans have carved a niche for themselves for usually comporting themselves even in the face of defeat for their teams.

But recent crowd troubles have dented a rather fine image in the country.

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