Asante Kotoko Board member Mr. Kwadwo Boateng Genfi, has jumped to the defense of head coach Mariano Barreto after the Porcupine Warriors’ defeat Kotoko arch-rivals to Hearts of Oak last Sunday.
Danie Afriyie’s 64th-minute strike was enough to hand the Phobains a crucial 1-0 win over Kotoko to extend open a three-point gap on the league standings.
Barreto after the defeat has come under intense pressure with some fans calling for his sacking.
However, Mr, Genfi in an interview with Kumasi 104.1 FM, says it would be highly unfair to fire the former Black Stars gaffer.
“When you want to use one match to assess a team or the technical aspect of a team, I think it not too far, the reason been that Kotoko, as we speak, is at the second position with 56 points, others (hearts of oak) has done well that is why they’re on top”. he said.
“This doesn’t mean your team or technical handlers is poor, no.
“Then, those that he won over them, what would they say about their coaches, there are 18 clubs battling for the league title, and we are at the 2nd position, so we have done well, we would have been happy if we are at the top spot.
”We will help and do anything possible to win our remaining matches same as our other opponents, so one cannot say the technical team is poor and must be sack based on the assessment of one match, we have to be fair to them as well,” he concluded.