Mr. Kwaku Amponsah, Chairman of the National Circles Council (NCC) of Asante Kotoko, popularly known as “Chairman K5″ has stated that, the Council would not petition the club’s management over the ‘Number 12′ investigative piece by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The much talked about ‘Number 12′ documentary revealed series of rot in Ghana’s football with top football officials engaged in misconduct. Excerpts of the expose’ showed how Anas and his Tiger Eye team paid monies to referee Samuel Sukah, to influence the outcome of the match played at the Accra Sports Stadium last year.
Kotoko subsequently lost the game 1-0 after the mentioned referee awarded a penalty in the latter stages of the game as supporters vented their anger on Anas and his Tiger Eye Team.
But an interview with GNA Sports, Chairman K5 refuted reports in the media which suggested that, the Council was set to petition management over the documentary as they ready to support any decision taken by management with regard to the issue.
“It’s not true we have petitioned management to sue ‘Anas’ over the video because it’s their sole right to decide whether the case would have merit in the law courts but we shall support any decision of management,” Chairman K5 said.
He added, “It’s very sad the game between Hearts and Kotoko was fixed by Anas and we the supporters are certainly not happy with the development but sincerely we have not considered taking any action”.
Meanwhile, no significant strides have been made so far with regard to returning Ghana football to normalcy as various stakeholders which includes FIFA, CAF and the Government of Ghana are all working together through the two-member liaison team to restore football activities.-GNA