The skirmishes left the media and the Kotoko side stranded forcing security personnel to march the playing body safely to their hotel to rest.

Kotoko has officially lodged a complaint to CAF as there is a tensed atmosphere in Congo Brazzaville with the Congolese police investigating the occurrence.

Some Ghanaian journalists in Congo to cover the game have been denied accreditation and have been sternly warned by CARA fans not to attempt a live coverage of the match on Wednesday, February 21.

“We have been brutally assaulted, I was personally beaten up likewise the players, but the situation is currently under control and the players have been marched safely to their hotel where they are relaxing and focusing on the match tomorrow “, Obed Acheampong, Communications Director for Kotoko told FOX 97.9 FM.

Regarding the safety of the playing body and the technical team in their hotel, Obed assured that all is under control and the club is currently working on securing a private security outfit to strengthen the existing security at the hotel.

“We are safe at the hotel now but management is in talks with a private security institution to boost the security at the hotel”, Obed assured.

Asante Kotoko seeks to eliminate the Congolese side in the return encounter tomorrow after scrapping to a 1-0 victory in Kumasi on February 11.