Special bonus for Kotoko players
Posted on: Mon Apr 23, 2012
Kotoko players are to be paid special bonuses for their continuous sterling performance in the 2011/2012 Glo Premier League. Executive Chairman, Dr. K. K. Sarpong disclosed this to the players and technical staff in a post-match meeting at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium in Accra on Saturday.
“On behalf of the Board, I congratulate you for the win. You have proven critics and those who thought we have given this match away wrong” said Dr. Sarpong.
“The special bonus will flow. Beating Hearts of Oak is GH¢500; the win over Mighty Jets is GH¢200 and the special bonus is GH¢ 250” the Executive Chairman announced while instructing that those bonuses be paid this week. Dr. Sarpong expressed his deepest thanks to the players for their patience with him. He said the players have demonstrated enormous tolerance and fortitude from the start of the season regarding the unintended delays in the payment of their signing-on fees and therefore deserved to be praised.
Not all the players have received in full their signing-on fees. Kotoko Express however gathers that some of the payments were made last week. “Concerning your signing-on fee, some have been released. Others will come this week. Gradually, all will be cleared. I thank you. You have been very patient. On behalf of the Board and Management, I thank you and encourage you to be a little more patient because the horizon is bright” he added.
Among a host of other important information passed on to the players and Kotoko Express, Dr. Sarpong stated management’s desire to increase the players’ salaries including other bonuses they earn. “We will try and pay you well next year. Those who get contracts abroad, we will see you off and those who will be with us we will ensure that we play you well as we play in Africa” he said.
Dr. Sarpong assured the players that the club would play in Africa. He added that the team’s triumph on the domestic scene would come with lucrative prizes from sponsors MTN and Interplast. He thus advised the players to work hard and improve on their good performance.
With goals from Daniel Nii Adjei and Gideon Baah, the Porcupine Warriors beat Mighty Jets in Accra last Saturday to dispel any notion of a compromised game. It is worth noting that the fabulous lads could have ended the game with a bigger margin of victory had they converted their chances well. The output of the team was negatively affected by the poor performance of Referee Seidu Bomison and his Assistant One, Tanko Ibrahim.
Referee Seidu Bomison, who hardly handles Kotoko matches well frustrated the Porcupines faulting most of their decent moves upfront. What was more, Referee Seidu Bomison in broad day light, blatantly denied obvious infringements against Kotoko especially in the second half but gleefully and hurriedly awarded Mighty Jets many of them even in the most innocuous instances around the goal area.
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