Kotoko to receive financial support from Government ahead of CAF Champions League competition

    President Akufo Addo has pledged to offer support to Asante Kotoko ahead of their 2020/21 Caf Champions League campaign.

    The Porcupine Warriors were given the nod following the cancellation of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season.

    The Ghana Premier League giants have been paired against the Mauritanian club, FC Nouadhibou in the preliminary stages of the 2020/21 CAF Champions League.

    Kotoko will travel away to Mauritania for the first leg against FC Nouadhibou at the Stade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya before the Mauritanians make the journey to Ghana for the second leg at the Accra Sports Stadium.

    “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,” Akufo Addo said.

    “Kotoko a very special, cherished and enviable role 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.

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