Sunday Aug 02, 2015. 13:39
Asante Kotoko players and officials suffered robbery attack on Sunday dawn ahead of their Ghana Premier League derby clash against Hearts of Oak in Accra.
Four unmasked robbers wielding machetes and kitchen knives struck around 2am at the Tadoma Hotel in Tantra Hill, Accea ; broke into the rooms of the players and officials who were asleep.
They invaded the rooms of General Manager, Opoku Nti and Operations Manager, George Kennedy and attacked them.
The robbers subsequently raided the rooms of striker, Dauda Mohammed; Assistant Coach Michael Osei and Head Coach, David Duncan.
They ripped their bedsheets, tied their hands and legs before throwing them out of their rooms and made away with GHȼ25,000 – the total amount of money taken from the Operations Manager’s room and the head coach
The Mile 7 Police Station has begun investigations in the attack.
Kotoko were left shocked and frightened and contemplated boycotting the match.
But after a meeting between the club officials, Ghana FA president Kwesi Appiah and the PLB chairman Welbeck Abra-Appiah, they decided to go ahead and play.