Armed Robbers Attack Asante Kotoko of Kumasi

Reports reaching us confirm that armed robbers attacked the players and officials Asante Kotoko at dawn on Sunday, in the team’s Tadoma Hotel in Accra. The darling team of Kumasi and Ghana League giants visited Accra ahead of Sunday’s 2014/15 First Capital Plus Premier League match against arch rivals Accra Hearts of Oak. 
According to the official website of the team, four unmasked robbers wielding machetes and kitchen knives struck around 2am; broke into the rooms of the players and officials who were then sleeping.They invaded the rooms of General Manager, Opoku Nti and Operations Manager, George Kennedy and attacked them. The robbers subsequently raided the rooms of striker, Dauda Mohammed; Assistant Coach Michael Osei and Head Coach, David Duncan. Full account and press release after the cut;

They ripped their bedsheets, tied their hands and legs before throwing them out of their rooms. They then bolted with GHȼ25,000 – the total amount of money taken from the Operations Manager’s room and the head coach.
Management has reported the incident at the Mile 7 Police Station.   
Shocked and frightened, management is meeting to decide whether or not to go ahead with Sunday’s game while the Police begin their investigations.
“We entreat our numerous fans to stay calm” said Communications Manager, Kwaku Ahenkorah.
 Below is the press statement from management:
Armed robbery attack on our players and officials

Players and officials of Kumasi Asante Kotoko were on Sunday dawn attacked by four unmasked armed robbers wielding machetes and kitchen knives at Tadoma Hotel, where the team has been lodging since they arrived in Accra on Friday.

The four armed robbers mugged General Manager Opoku Nti and Operations Manager, George Kennedy. They also raided the rooms of striker Dauda Mohammed; Assistant Coach, Michael Osei and Head Coach, David Duncan.
They ripped their bedsheets, tied their hands and legs before throwing them out of the rooms.
A total of GHȼ25,000 was detected missing after the attack which lasted two hours.
The incident has been reported at the Mile 7 Police Station.
Opoku Nti, George Kennedy, Michael Osei, David Duncan and Dauda Mohammed although shocked by the frightening experience are all doing well and assisting the Mile Police in their investigations.
We entreat our numerous fans to stay calm as a decision on whether or not to honour Sunday’s game is yet to be taken.
Fabulous, the Best!
Signed

Kwaku Ahenkorah 
(Communications Manager)

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