The Asante Kotoko Sporting Club has condemned hooliganism from fans who attend stadiums to watch any of their matches, saying that hooliganism is something no professional football club will like to associate itself with and therefore Kotoko will not endorse it.
This comes after the shooting incident at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium that left one person injured on Sunday 12th January, 2020.
The incident occurred when supporters of Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC went on rampage after their league match against Brekum Chelsea FC at the Stadium, damaging some Police Vehicles and injuring some Police Officers with stones that were pelted at the Police.
It was during this period that a Police Officer was alleged to have shot rubber bullets into the crowd, injuring one of the Fans in the face.
In a statement, the team also expressed their disappointment in the police officer who allegedly shot the rubber bullets into the crowd.
“While we vehemently condemn the conduct of any unruly fan, we find it difficult to accept the behaviour of the police officer who allegedly shot a fan. We maintain our abhorrence for hooliganism. Violence cannot be part of the game. We will not give excuses for what happened. We are however compelled to state our displeasure with the shooting incident,” the club stated.
Meanwhile, the club stated that it will liaise with the Ghana Police Service to bring the matter to appropriate conclusion, while it continues to seek medical attention for injured fan.
Below is the statement by Kotoko:
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