Asante Kotoko legend talks about what is driving club’s incredible start to Ghana Premier League while huge contradiction on Robert Mensah’s death erupts

Asante Kotoko legend, Opoku Nti has identified unity as the driving force behind the Porcupines’ incredible start in the Ghana Premier League(GPL).

Kotoko leads the GPL table with 12 points and are the only side to have won all four games in the season.

Moreover, the Reds are the best defensive side with just 1 goal conceded and are also tied with Aduana Stars and Great Olympics as the second-best scoring team with 8 goals.

Kotoko’s perfect start this term is their best start to a season since 2013/2014 when they won all of their first six games and eventually clinched the title.

Opoku Nti in an interview with Opemsuor Radio disclosed that ‘unity’ is the cause of Kotoko’s sterling form.

“One particular thing working for Asante Kotoko is the fact that there has been unity. The unity among various branches of Kotoko like the Board, management, playing Body, and even the general supporters have been solid.” he said.

The former Kotoko forward added that the peaceful atmosphere did not exist some years ago when he was the CEO of the club.

“Years ago, you will hear in-house fighting, division in the club and others, but this time, it is not like that. Now the whole fraternity is united and that is how Kotoko will progress.” he added.

Kotoko will seek a fifth consecutive victory against Karela United on Sunday, November 28 when they face Karela United in an away fixture.

Rev. Osei Kofi contradiction on Robert Mensah’s death

Former Asante Kotoko player, Eddie Bour has clashed with club legend Rev. Osei Kofi over the latter’s accounts of events preceding the death of legendary goalkeeper Robert Mensah.

The legendary Robert Mensah died on November 2, 1971, died at the Tema General Hospital after he was stabbed with a bottle.

He was reported to have met his untimely death at the Credo drinking bar at Tema Community 7 when a fight broke out between one of his friends and a stranger.

Rev. Osei Kofi told Saddick Adams in an interview that he was supposed to go and pick Robert Mensah in Tema to join the entire team in camp but Eddie Bour whom he described as a Kotoko driver told him to wait till the next day.

He added that they went to Tema the following day to hear about the death of Robert Mensah.

“We had qualified for Africa that year because we won the Ghana Premier League and the team was preparing in camp in Kumasi but Robert was in his house.

“I went to abroad to do a knee surgery so when I was coming back home, they sent a driver to come and pick me at the airport so that we will go and pick Robert Mensah because I was the only one, he listens to but I hope you remember the prophecy of the priest who said one of us will die,” Osei Kofi told Saddick Adams.

“My flight delayed so I arrived in Ghana in the evening so when my friend Eddie Bour came to pick me at the airport, he suggested that we wait and go and pick Robert in the morning because we will bot meet him at home because it was midnight. But unfortunately, we went there to hear about his death the following morning because he died at midnight,” he added.

But reacting to the Rev. Osei Kofi’s statements in an interview with Kumasi, Ashh FM, Eddie Bour said that Rev. Osei Kofi has lied to Ghanaians that he arrived late the night Robert Mensah died.

“That is a big lie, if he said that his flight came in the evening then I’m telling you that it is not true. I told him that we should go straight to Tema to pick Robert Mensah when I picked him at the airport but Osei Kofi insisted that we go to the house of BK Adusei before we go to Tema.”

“When we go to BK Adusei’s house, we met some big people like Nana Opoku Ware and they were happy to see Osei Kofi who had returned from abroad after successful surgery to continue his career with Kotoko. We were still there when BK Adusei got a call that Robert had been stabbed to death,” he told Ashh FM.


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