CAFCC: Kariobangi Sharks refute Kotoko' poor reception reports

By Michael Duah
CAFCC: Kariobangi Sharks refute Kotoko' poor reception reports
CAFCC: Kariobangi Sharks refute Kotoko' poor reception reports

Kenyan outfit Kariobangi Sharks' officials have debunked poor reception moans by Asante Kotoko and dare the Reds to take them to CAF.

Officials of Kotoko have expressed discomfort over the poor treatment since their arrival in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi ahead of Saturday's CAF Champions League tie.

The Kumasi-based side believe they have been accorded a 'poor' training ground at Goan Institute and a 'substandard' team bus.

However, Kariobangi Sharks officials have debunked claims by the Porcupine Warriors and have dared two times African Champions to report them to CAF if they have proof of their allegations.

Kotoko will face the Kenyan side at the Moi International Sports Centre on Saturday in Kasarani before hosting the return fixture in Kumasi a week later.

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Below is a statement from the club:

1. It is disturbing to note that our opponents have resorted to creating a false illusion of mistreatment. We would like to clarify that we have done our best as per CAF regulations and we shall continue to do so.

2. Furthermore, it is important that the public knows that our opponents refused to share their schedule and travel plans with us and on arrival, they started making unrealistic demands that fall outside the CAF regulations. Such is not good practice in this era of modern soccer

3. Our opponents should stop hiding behind such rumours in order to justify any unethical practices they may be planning when we visit them in Kumasi, for the second leg.

4. Finally, if indeed they feel we have committed any unethical practice then they should go ahead a make a formal complaint at CAF. Let us all focus on football and not sideshows.

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