Elmina Sharks midfielder Richard Mpong has described how Asante Kotoko fans badly treated him during his club play days.
Mpong played a crucial role at Kotoko to help them capture two league championships and two FA Cup trophies during his club triennial tenure.
He was dissatisfied in how he was treated given his enormous commitment to the club, but he claims he has no regrets playing for them.
In a chat with Footballghana, he said, “I like Asante Kotoko. I was crazy about the game. My whole family is a fan of Kotoko, and I just decided to play for them when I was playing for Medeama,”
“… they gave me a bad name, tarnished my image before I left the club and never gave me the opportunity to explain myself. I joined the club with blistering happiness but left with pain and sorrow.”
“I was labelled as the chief of a clique who wished David Duncan to struggle to the point that a legendary club supporter who was known for his tight association with government, Seidu MBA was on the radio saying I was taking Dr KK Sarpong’s losing bonus to share with the players contracted during Didi Dramani’s time when Kotoko lost 2-1 to MC El Eulma in the CAF Champions League round of 16.
He said, “Once Opoku Nti did speak to all the players who were supposed to be part of that clique but never spoke to me, I was stunned to the core.” “I feel disrespected and embarrassed that the team I helped achieve two league titles and two FA Cup trophies would treat me like that.”
He has previously played for Medeama SC, Asante Kotoko, and Aduana Stars.