Kariobangi Sharks deny Asante Kotoko mistreatment claims
14 December 2018 13:19 GMT Nairobi
Kariobangi Sharks have refuted Kotoko’s claims of mistreatment according to their head coach Charles Akunnor with the home side looking to frustrate them before their CAF Confederation Cup.
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— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) December 14, 2018
The Porcupine Warriors claim that Sharks gave them a small team bus and also giving them access to a substandard training venue as they prepare for the first leg match set for the Kasarani MISC Stadium on Saturday.
“We realised that the Kenyans were going to try to frustrate us so I spoke to the players at our first training to keep their focus on why we are in Kenya,” Coach Akunnor stated on Oyerepa FM as quoted by Ghanasoccernet.
Sharks have in turn denied all the allegations claiming the Ghanaians were secretive and were creating false illusions and have abided by the CAF regulations. The statement read;
It is disturbing to note that our opponents have resorted to creating a false illusion of mistreatment. We would like to clarify that we have done our best as per CAF regulations and we shall continue to do so.
Furthermore, it is important that the public knows that our opponents refused to share their schedule and travel plans with us and on arrival, they started making unrealistic demands that fall outside the CAF regulations. Such is not good practice in this era of modern soccer
Our opponents should stop hiding behind such rumours in order to justify any unethical practices they may be planning when we visit them in Kumasi, for the second leg.
Finally, if indeed they feel we have committed any unethical practice then they should go ahead a make a formal complaint at CAF. Let us all focus on football and not sideshows.