Former Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Jarvis Peprah has expressed disappointment in the current management for switching from the red colour to green during their game against Accra Hearts of Oak over the weekend.
The red colour is widely recognized as the traditional colours and identity of Asante Kotoko but they played against their sworn rivals with the green jersey, which, according to Jarvis Peprah, was wrong.
Hearts of Oak beat the Ghanaian champions to amass the maximum betPawa Ghana Premier League (GPL) points cum the GHALCA 2023 Presidential Cup at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Speaking about the traditional colours of the club, Jarvis Peprah sad: “I’ve been speaking about something like the Kotoko colour ‘red-red’. Everyone will expect the red colour wherever you take Kotoko but it has changed to green today.
“You will see them training and playing with it but they will say jersey does not play. Every club has its colours. The identity of the club is the colours.
”Unfortunately, these things are going on but people don’t really care. The spirit of Kotoko is in the red colours. Some years ago you will see and feel the spirit in the red colours whenever the likes of Wilberforce Mfum, Sunday, and other players are coming out of the tunnel. You shouldn’t go for some blue or green jersey and tell us that it does not play. Is unfortunate but we cannot leave the club. We will continue to support them. It shall be well and we know that it will be better than what happened in the past,” he lamented while speaking in an interview with Ghanasportspage.com.
The reigning champions of the GPL were punished by Konadu Yiadom, who scored in the second half to give Accra Hearts of Oak a 1-0 win.
The win takes Hearts of Oak to the fifth place with 31 points – level on points with fourth-placed Asante Kotoko.
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