Asante Kotoko Executive Chairman Dr Kwame Kyei has been ripped into the technical team and playing body following the club’s shock exit from the MTN FA Cup.
The Porcupine Warriors were booted out of the competition by second-tier side Deportivo Asokwa on Sunday after losing 2-1 at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.
Dr Kyei held a crisis meeting with the team on Monday. In the leaked audio from the meeting, audibly infuriated Dr Kyei is heard saying he doesn’t mind dissolving the team and starting afresh because they are embarrassing him.
“I don’t care dissolving the entire team. I can dissolve the whole team, sack all of you and start afresh. I don’t mind. This club is not a useless club. It is a team with history. This stupid and village attitude is the reason you cannot play in Europe,” Kwame Kyei began his inquest.
“Camarat (owner of Asokwa Deportivo) doesn’t even have ¢100 to give to his players. He buys porridge and they all share to eat. That’s their only motivation to play.
“You all here are paid so well, more than in any club. Then you allow these small boys to beat you and you call yourselves professionals,” he said.
“I won’t sit down and let you lose so that someone will come and insult me. I won’t tolerate that.
“Look at the way they booed you (players) after the game; like thieves. And you were happy.
“From the coach to the players; if any of you is not ready to play for Kotoko, you can leave. I will reconstitute the team,” Kwame Kyei said before reportedly storming out of the meeting.”