Aduana Stars trainer, FC Yussif Abubakari has hinted that he has been bombarded with death threats for failing to beat Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca in the CAF Confederation Cup on Wednesday.
The former Techiman City gaffer revealed that supporters of the club harrassed him and players at recess in the six-goal thriller that saw Nathaniel Asamoah rescuing a point for the Fire Boys in the dying minute of the match.
According to him, the threat included a physical attack by the club’s supporters with an ultimatum to leave the Dormaa township within 48 hours and in an interview with Happy 98.9 FM, Yussif Abubakari revealed that he was attacked physically whiles at the Dormaa Central Mosque by a group of fans.
“Some Aduana Stars supporters are threatening to kill me because we drew with Raja because they lost their bets.
“They stopped myself and players when we were going to the dressing room during the first half that we should dare not lose the match because they’ve bet on the win for Aduana but I thought it was a mere saying.”
“Yesterday I went to the central mosque to pray and two supporters physically attacked me. They ordered me to leave the town in the next 48 hours else they will do something bad to me. Fortunately, I was not hurt but a gentleman who came to my rescue was punched in the process. I’ve reported the case to the Police Station.”
“Aduana Stars officials are fully aware of these threats. I am very concerned and worried about the threats on my players because whether they were two supporters or not, a threat is a threat, however, the police promised to arrest them this dawn.”
“Insha Allah, nothing will happen to me and my family in Dormaa and I believe the management of Aduana Stars will handle the matter.”
“It’s unfortunate we drew but the boys were determined to win and they played well. We don’t know what will happen when we go for the away matches,” Abubakar said on Happy FM.
Yussif Abubakari led Aduana Stars FC to the 2017 Ghana premier league and could likely defend the domestic championship if they make good use of the five outstanding fixtures.