Kotoko-Hearts match to go ahead as planned despite armed robbery attack

Kumasi Asante Kotoko will honour their match day 25 local league encounter against rivals Accra Hearts of Oak despite an armed robbery attack on the team early Sunday.

A decision was reached Sunday morning following a lengthy meeting of officials of the Ghana Football Association including President Kwesi Nyantakyi, as well as Welbeck Abra Appiah of the Professional League Board.

Kasapafmonline.com sources at the team’s hotel tell us both parties have agreed to move the match to 3:15 local time as against the originally advertised 3:00pm.

A sad incident that happened around 1am local time Sunday, it saw four unmasked armed robbers wielding machetes and kitchen knives attach them at their Tadoma Hotel base in Tantra Hill, a suburb of Accra.

“The four armed robbers mugged General Manager Opoku Nti and Operations Manager, George Kennedy. They also raided the rooms of striker Dauda Mohammed; Assistant Coach, Michael Osei and Head Coach, David Duncan,” the statement added.

“They ribbed their bedsheets, tied their hands and legs before throwing them out of the rooms.
A total of GHȼ25,000 was detected missing after the attack which lasted two hours.
The incident has been reported at the Mile 7 Police Station.

“Opoku Nti, George Kennedy, Michael Osei, David Duncan and Dauda Mohammed although shocked by the frightening experience are all doing well and assisting the Mile Police in their investigations.

“We entreat our numerous fans to stay calm as a decision on whether or not to honour Sunday’s game is yet to be taken,” a statement issued Sunday said.

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