The CEO of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Mr George Amoako, says the club's empathic victory over their arch rivals, Hearts of Oak, on Sunday August 26 was no fluke.
“Kotoko’s 2-0 victory over Hearts at the Baba Yara Stadium last Sunday was not by accident. We really worked for it and proved it on the field of play.
“We are going to repeat the dose in the second leg on Sunday so our numerous fans who missed the first encounter should troop to the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to see the new brand of football we will display,” he stated.
That was the promise given by Kotoko’s newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr George Amoako, when he spoke to Graphic Sports Online.
To Mr Amoako, the 2-0 first leg victory over Hearts was the beginning of many defeats Kotoko will inflict on Hearts during his tenure.
“Prior to the match last Sunday, many of our fans were scared and wondered why as a new CEO, I should organise a match against Hearts at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in particular, knowing that the stadium has almost become a fortress for Hearts over the years,” he explained.
He said a few Kotoko players also expressed their misgivings about the match, but being a renowned sports administrator, he put measures in place to ensure a positive result.
He said plans were far advanced for his management to recruit quality players to make Kotoko formidable, adventurous, potent and winsome.
Touching on Sunday’s match against their arch rivals, who are eager to avenge their loss to pacify their fans, Mr Amoako said Kotoko were taking the match even more serious than the first leg.
“Both the technical team and players have resumed intensive training waiting to repeat the dose against Hearts on Sunday. That is why we want the fans to be part of the demolition exercise by trooping to the stadium in their numbers,” Mr Amoako said.
He pointed out that the transformation of the players in recent times has been tremendous, hence they would endear themselves to the fans by excelling in both friendly and competitive matches.
He therefore appealed to the fans to provide the needed support to motivate the players to deliver.