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Kotoku Royals’ Communications Director Blames Politicians for Poor Performance

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Kotoku Royals’ Communications Director, Okatakyie Afrifa, has revealed that the team’s inability to play at the Oda Sports Stadium has been the reason behind their poor performance in the Ghana Premier League. Despite promises made by regional authorities to renovate the stadium and make it eligible for the Ghana Premier League competition, the facility has still not been approved by the Ghana Football Association Club Licensing Board.

As a result, the Oda-based club has been forced to adopt the Cape Coast Stadium and switching later to play at the Dawu Theatre of Dreams, disrupting their home advantage. With five matches left to end the season, Kotoku Royals sits bottom with 23 points after 29 matches, and they have a slim chance of surviving the relegation battle.

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In a recent interview with Radio Gold, Okatakyie Afrifa expressed his disappointment in regional authorities for failing to fulfill their promises. He disclosed that a number of Members of Parliament, including Honourable Yaw Osafo Marfo, Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and Honourable George Aboagye, among others, had promised to renovate the Oda Sports Stadium. They had assured the team that the facility would be ready for the BetPawa Premier League competition, but none of the politicians had kept their promise.

Mr. Afrifa lamented that despite Honourable Alexander Kwasi Acquah, the MP for Akim Oda providing a lot of money, like GHc200, 000 cedis, and other resources towards the stadium project, the club is yet to play a single match at the Oda Sports Stadium. The situation has left Kotoku Royals at a disadvantage, and the inability to play at their home ground has significantly impacted their performance.

For the most part, the story of Kotoku Royals is a sad tale of promises unfulfilled, leading to a great loss of morale and motivation. The lack of support from regional authorities has adversely affected the club’s fortunes, leaving them at the bottom of the league table. It is imperative for regional authorities to live up to their promises and provide the necessary support to help sports teams in the country succeed.

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