NC urges Kotoko to rescind decision to withdraw from Special Competition

The Normalisation Committee, which oversees football at the highest level in Ghana, has written to the Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko over the club’s recent decision to withdraw from the Tier 1 Special Competition.

The Porcupine Warriors announced their withdrawal from the competition after the Committee fixed their semi-final clash with arch-rivals Hearts of Oak for the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Kumasi-based side wanted a neutral ground or even a home-and-away clash.

But after the Committee failed to comply with the demands of Asante Kotoko, the latter withdrew from the competition, which is expected to produce Ghana’s representative for next year’s CAF Champions League.

On Thursday, the Committee wrote to Asante Kotoko’s CEO, George Amoako, to urge him to rescind the decision.

“The GFA would wish to have the two glamorous clubs play in the semi-finals,” the letter written by Deputy General Secretary Ismaila Amin Gado stated.

It, however, emphasized that the Committee will not cajole the club into changing its stance.

Kotoko were to play Hearts of Oak on Sunday, June 16, 2019 after having placed second in Premier A of the competition. The Phobians topped Premier B.


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