Two-times African champions, Asante Kotoko S/C, on Tuesday paraded the 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League (GPL) trophy they won recently, through the principal streets of Kumasi.
With one match to spare in the 18-club league, the Porcupine Warriors were on Sunday, June 12, crowned the champions by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
They beat Elmina Sharks 3-0, at their favourite Baba Yara Sports Stadium, in the coronation match, bringing their total point build-up to 66 points from 33 matches, and ten points better than second-placed club, Medeama S/C.
Kotoko, Ghana’s most-decorated club, have won the league 25 times.
It was all joy as the champions, carrying the giant trophy in an open-top bus, proceeded through the principal streets of Ghana’s second-largest city as they were cheered by the teeming supporters.
The procession brought commercial activities at the Kumasi Central Business District (CBD) to a temporary halt, with the fans rushing to catch a glimpse of their favourite players.
Nana Kwame Dankwa, the First Vice-Chairman of the National Circles Council (NCC), the umbrella body of the Kotoko supporter union groups, in an interview with the GNA Sports, lauded the team for the feat achieved.
He rallied the supporters to continue to give their backing to their idol club as they seek to consolidate on the gains made.
The focus of the team, he said, should now be on conquering Africa – an agenda which all the Kotoko faithful ought to see as a project.
Earlier, the team paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Life Patron and Spiritual Leader of the Club, at the Manhyia Palace, to present the trophy to him.