Ghana president Akufo-Addo pledges financial support for Kotoko in CAF Champions League participation


The Porcupine Warriors could get financial support from the government as they prepare to participate in the Caf Champions League next season

Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko will be smiling to the bank after president Akufo-Addo promised to provide financial support to them ahead of their participation in the 2020/21 Caf Champions League.

Kotoko chief executive officer Nana Yaw Amponsah paid a courtesy call on the president and made a humble appeal.

Amponsah promised that if Kotoko could get even $600,000 support from government, they can make the country proud.

“It is difficult for Ghana football to succeed unless Kotoko succeeds. That’s how it has been in the past and that’s how it should be in the future,” president Akufo-Addo is quoted as saying by Oyerepa FM.

“Kotoko are very special, cherished and play enviable roles in Ghanaian Sports development.

“Clearly it’s possible the Government should be able to assist the club,these will be temporary measures over a period of time, a year or two. Ultimately the club should be self sufficient, generating money for keeping the club going.

“We will put our heads together to see what can be done to assist, through the minister of sports. I think it’s in the interest of Ghana to have a strong participation to fly the flag of Ghana,” he added.

Kotoko will play a Mauritanian club in the preliminary round of the qualifiers and would meet either Vipers FC or Al Hilal should they progress.


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