Nana Oduro Sarfo, the representative of Asante Kotoko outcast Ernest Sowah, has backed down on his recent allegation that the club tried fixing their final game in the Premier League last season.
In a signed letter with the heading “apology and retraction” dated February 18, 2018 and addressed to Kotoko’s Chairman, the “offender” wrote: “Please kindly take notice of the above mentioned subject, I’m by this correspondence, sincerely apologizing as well as retracting a statement I made on various sports programs…”
Oduro Sarfo went on an outburst days after his client Sowah declared in a radio interview he wanted to leave Kotoko for being accused of throwing the said final game of the 2016/17 GPL away to Liberty Professionals. Sowah stated he was deeply hurt by statements made against him by the club’s Executive Chairman Dr. Kwame Kyei.
The comments by the disgruntled goalkeeper received condemnation by the club in various media and fueled a counter reaction from his manager. In separate interviews with Kumasi-based Fox FM and Nhyira FM. Oduro Sarfo authoritatively accused the management of the Porcupine Warriors of rather trying to influence the results of that Liberty game and dared them to shut up or risk being exposed.
“I stated categorically that Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club Limited attempted fixing the last match day 30 against Liberty Professionals FC through a telephone conversation, which was unfounded. There was no iota of truth in what I published.
“Without hesitation, I’m genuinely writing officially to retract and apologize to Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club and its massive supporters for the pain I’ve caused the fraternity and ask for their forgiveness.
“I know the inconvenience, damage I have caused to the club and the effect of damage could only be repaired by coming out to refute the allegation I made. It was out of pains when a faceless personality posted an audio recording spewing lies against my client Ernest Sowah and my good self.
“This could have been avoided if I had taken advices given to me by people concerned. I promise it will not happen again.
“Counting on your usual cooperation,” reads the apology letter.
The matter went before the Ghana FA Ethics Committee where Oduro Sarfo failed to prove his allegations against Kotoko.