Kotoko coach Ogum advises fans on what to do to see impressive performances

Prosper Narteh Ogum, coach, Asante Kotoko

Asante Kotoko coach Prosper Narteh Ogum has appealed to the club’s supporters to refrain from jeering at the players, especially during home games at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Ogum’s plea comes after the team’s recent victory over Legon Cities and ahead of crucial upcoming matches.

Following a visit to the club’s life patron, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asante Kotoko has seen an uptick in performance, securing two wins in their last three games.

Despite this positive momentum, Ogum stressed the importance of creating a supportive atmosphere for the players.

According to Ogum, if fans remain calm, the players are cable of surprising them with stellar performances.

In terms of tactics, I believe we must be more nimble and determined to retake the initiative.
Aside from that, I believe the supporters should be aware of how difficult it is to play at Baba Yara. The club legends attest to this, including Opoku Nti, Malik Jabir, and the others.
The problem now is that, when players make mistakes in our home games, the fans’ yelling and jeers put pressure on them, causing them to become tense, anxious, and even afraid. As a result, even when they have to move to receive a pass, they hide behind opposing players.

Looking ahead to the remaining matches in the season, Ogum assured fans of thrilling football and promised that the team would strive to deliver impressive results.

I will advise them to maintain their composure when they visit the stadium for the next games. Just as they have been doing in our previous matches against Samartex and Medeama in Tarkwa even if they make mistakes. I can assure you that these boys when they are able to express themselves, we all will be shocked with the kind of football they will play in our remaining matches.

With fixtures against Berekum Chelsea and Hearts of Oak on the horizon, Kotoko aim to climb further up the league standings and finish the season on a high note.

By Emmanuel Owusu|Akoma Sports|Ghana