Asante Kotoko Rubbish Referee Bribery Allegation Claims

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It is claimed that Asante Kotoko bribed a referee during their Normalization Special Cup match day 11 fixture against Ashanti Gold at the weekend.

Kotoko have disassociated themselves from rumours linking them to the alleged act of bribery before the said game.

Retired referee Robert Tawiah Mensah is alleging Kofi Oduro, who claims to have close ties with Kotoko chairman Dr Kwame Kyei, is demanding a refund of a supposed GH 8,000 he paid to the match officials.

Mensah claims Kofi Oduro nicknamed “Shishilla” has been hounding him with calls to get a refund of the cash after the Porcupine Warriors lost 1-0 in Obuasi.

The club have debunked the claims insisting on their innocence. The club maintain none of its has done anything untoward to betray and bring the integrity of the beautiful game into disrepute.

“The Executive Chairman and Management wish to state unequivocally that neither the Executive Chairman nor any official of the club has engaged in such act and neither has the said Shishila been contracted to engage in the act for and on behalf of the club,” said a statement from the Communications Department of the club.

The statement said the club has been left shocked and dismayed by the development.

“The Executive Chairman and Management and Asante Kotoko Sporting Club have received with shock and dismay news circulating in the news circles of an alleged bribery scandal involving one Sheshela and being linked to the club,” it said.

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