Former Asante Kotoko forward Kwadwo Poku Mahala has made a damming allegations against re-appointed trainer Samuel Fabian insisting he took bribe during his first stint with the porcupine warriors.
The Ex- Kotoko forward has slammed the club’s decision to appoint the former Inter Allies coach as head coach just a week to the start of 2017/18 Ghana Premier League season.
Poku claims Fabin’s selection was influenced on several occasions through bribes and that led to a player mutiny against him, which triggered his sacking in 2010.
“I don’t think the sacking of coach Steve Polack is going to solve the problems at Asante Kotoko because the playing body is also largely part of the woes,” Poku told Kumasi based Silver FM.
“I understand that humans can change [from worse to good and vice versa] but Fabin is not a good coach.
“Paa Kwesi Fabin takes bribe a lot and his selection of players is easily influenced through that. This is because I remember during our time with him at Kotoko, and even during my school days [at OKESS], that was what he was doing,” he said.
He added: “He always receive bribes to pick players and that’s the gospel truth. I even orchestrated his sacking from Kotoko.
“I remember there was a game which Alex Asamoah was aware that he will start because he was part of the team’s preparations throughout that week but he was eventually not used. Rather, Fabin opted for Baffour Gyan who only arrived in camp a day before and that brought confusion.
“Asamoah questioned that decision and the coach told him he won’t play in his team again so I reported it and that brought about his exit.”
The former Heart of Lions and Ghana U17 has been tasked by Kotoko to win the soon to commence Ghana Premier League, defend the FA Cup and as well nurture talents for the club.