Ghanaian giants, Asante Kotoko, on Tuesday had to train under armed police protection following rumours of a planned attack on coach Charles Akonnor.
Rumours suggest that a notorious fan of Kotoko, ‘Seidu’ had threatened to storm the training grounds with other thugs to prevent Akonnor from presiding over the team’s preparation towards their clash with Coton Sport.
In a mark of proactivity, the officials of the Porcupine Warriors tightened security at the team’s training grounds, to ensure a smooth exercise for next week’s encounter in Cameroon. ‘Seidu’ led a charge in a similar fashion to prevent Zradvko Logarusic from training his team while he was coach of Kotoko.
Irate fans of Kotoko have already started complaining about the style of play of their team to put undue pressure on Akonnor who has been at the helm for just three months.
These fans point out to the performance of their team in the 1-1 draw with Ashgold in the JAK Cup as ample proof of the team’s ailing fortunes.
But management in a move to protect Akonnor and the team called in reinforcements from the police to their Adako Jarchie training site.
The team is currently in training as they prepare for their CAF Confederation Cup match against Coton Sport which will be played at Stade Omnisports Roumde-Adjia in Garoua, while the second leg takes place at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi between January 18 and 20. Ghanaguardian.com