Kenya FA President Nick Mwendwa is surprised by numerous allegations from Kotoko over poor reception handed to them by Kariobangi Sharks.
Kotoko since touching down in the East African country have been circulating reports about “unfair treatment” having complained about a substandard bus and patchy training pitch handed to them by the host, claims Kariobangi Sharks have refuted.
Nick Mwendwa has however vented his anger and disappointment on Kotoko for issuing what he considers as false reports.
“Why is Kotoko complaining, I want to put this straight to you, Kenya and Ghana are friends for many years,” Mr. Mwendwa posited on Oyerepa FM.
“Asante Kotoko when they are Ghana, they have good facilities, they have bigger buses, when they come to Kenya we don’t have that so what we provided them is what we provide to every country that comes to us.”
“When Ethiopia came to Kenya, we gave them the same business, they didn’t complain, why is Kotoko complaining?
“If Kotoko want a bigger and comfortable bus, what do you do? You just get a good bus, should Kotoko spend some extra $1000, and these whole issues won’t happen, it’s not something to complain about.
“The law states this, today Friday is when Asante Kotoko will be given a training pitch, the day before the game is obligatory day to give you a training pitch now, if you decide to come to the country 3 days before you need to tell us to make the arrangement, if you don’t make the arrangement you can’t complain about it, because the 3 days before today are not official days, they are your days to prepare yourself better, I don’t understand why Kotoko is complaining.
“Kotoko is a big club; they can sort out their own issues so why are they complaining about the bus, why? Tell them it’s “rubbish.
“I’m wondering how they are concentrating about the game. I don’t expect this from Kotoko, this is too petty and let Kotoko not make excuses that they were not given a bus, no one will buy it.
“This is not something you make nuisance out of; tell them if they are not ready they are going to be beaten. These are mind games and it won’t distract Kariobangi Sharks.”
The Moi International Sports Stadium will host the two sides in the first leg match on Saturday afternoon.
By Frank Darkwah