Asante Kotoko coach Seydou Zerbo accuse Aduana Stars of ‘fixing’ home games
Aduana Stars fix all their home matches to stay top of the Premier League table, a shocking revelation by Asante Kotoko SC coach Seydou Zerbo.
The reigning champions are struggling to put their pieces together for a league title but are far from reaching the top. Their recent defeat to Aduana Stars FC have sparked accusation of match fixing.
Kotoko lost 1-0 to Aduana Stars FC on Sunday in the 2023 MTN FA Cup round of 16 after Sam Adams slotted in a beautiful goal from the spot in the 58th minute.
After the game, Seydou Zerbo who is Asante Kotoko SC gaffer said Aduana Stars fix all their home matches and that’s how come they sit top of the Premier League log. He apportioned their defeat to officiating, citing that there was no penalty but the referee favoured the host to win via the spot.
“There is nothing that we can do because for this our defeat it is the referee who gave the victory to Aduana Stars this afternoon because there was no penalty. Therefore I will not talk anymore. I respond to this question that the officiating was not favorable” the Burkinabe coach said in French as translated into English.
“It is not an excuse but today we have seen why Aduana Stars are ahead ( in the league) . It is because all their home matches are fixed.”
This is what he said in French as translated by GhanaSportsMarket.com
“Il y a rien a faire parce que defaite pour nous c’est l’arbitre aujourd’hui qui a donne la victoire a Aduana cette apres midi parce que il y a pas penalty donc je ne plus parler. Je réponds a cette question que l’arbitrage n’est pas en faveur
“C’est pas un excuse mais aujourd’hui on a vu pourquoi Aduana est devant , tous les matchs sont truqués a domicile” a livid Seydou Zerbo fumed in French after the game.”
The Premier League record holder’s (25), Kotoko have failed to pick a point in their last three matches losing two consecutive Premier league games without scoring a goal in any.
They are trailing leaders Aduana Stars by 7 points in the Ghana Premier League and looks likely to end the season without a silverware.
Story Kolog Bonaventure