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Despite boasting of millions of supporters all over the world with thousands stationed in Accra, Asante Kotoko players were greeted with huge embarrassment at the Kotoka International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after their historic victory over Coton Sport Garoua.
A handful of fans, dominated by Die Hard Supporters Union, welcomed the proud players who had expected a massive crowd at the Kotoka International Airpot.
The Porcupine Warriors relentlessly whipped the Cameroonian champions at the Military Stadium in Yaoundé to stage a doubtless claim of securing a ticket to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Goals from Emmanuel Gyamfi, Maxwell Baako and Abdul Fatawu Shafiwu grabbed the win for the Fabulous lads who are the only Ghanaian side in the CAF club competition this season.
But the hardworking players were slapped with a massive show of embarrassment from their supporters when they met less than fifty fans to welcome them from their historic feat.
About 70% of the fans who came to the airport to welcome the team were members of the Die Hard Supporters Union.
The vociferous posture of Kotoko supporters in the media painted a picture of hundreds, if not thousands, showing up at the airport to welcome the team following the handsome win.
But the picture at the airport on Tuesday afternoon was absolutely different.
The shocking scene did not only take the media aback but wowed the players as they walked out of arrival hall of the terminal 3 into the waiting Kotoko bus en-route to Kumasi.
Fears are that the fans have not showed enough appreciation to the side following the monumental win and could disappoint on Sunday when Kotoko host the Cottoners in the return leg.
Already, the players have started calling for massive turnout on Sunday, but the atmosphere at the airport, if anything to go by, could be an indication of the fans’ unwillingness to turn up in their numbers to support the team.
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