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Sports News of Monday, 10 April 2017


Angry fans chase Kotoko at Baba Yara Stadium

Angry Asante Kotoko fans yesterday vented their spleen on their team after watching them draw another game at home, following the team’s goalless result against visiting Ebusua Dwarfs in the Ghana Premier League (GPL).

It took the intervention of security personnel on duty at the Baba Yara Stadium to avert what could have been physical attacks on the team, as fans beseiged the main gate in intending to attack the players.

While the physical attack was prevented, the fans, however, verbally attacked the Kotoko players and officials. Referee Maxwell Hanson and his assistants were also not spared the verbal attacks for what the fans perceived to be unfair officiating against the Porcupine Warriors who failed to find the back of the net for the second consecutive home game and are without a win in their last four games.

The behaviour of the fans came just three days after they chased out their Croatian trainer, Zdravko Lugarosic, from the team’s training grounds, following what they described as uninspiring performance by the team.

Yesterday, the Porcupine Warriors wanted to appease their fans with a victory and started the game with a series of attacks but they were met by the visitors whose game plan was to, at least, force a draw against Kotoko.