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NC's Special Competition Tier 1: Kotoko withdraw from tourney

By Vincent Ashitey
NC's Special Competition Tier 1: Kotoko withdraw from tourney
NC's Special Competition Tier 1: Kotoko withdraw from tourney

Asante Kotoko have pulled out of the ongoing Normalization Committee's (NC) Special competition.

The Porcupine Warriors have earlier petitioned the Normalization Committee over the decision to play a one-off match.

Kotoko have stated in letters sent to the Ghana Football Association stating that according to its own regulations the semi-final was expected to be played on a home and away basis.

However, after the round of games in the group stage, the NC settled on a one leg semifinal game with group winners playing at home.

"We have withdrawn from the Tier-One competition, following the failure of the Normalisation Committee to grant our legal request for a change of venue and equitable distribution of the gate proceeds of our semi-final match against Hearts of Oak" an official statement read.

Speaking to Kumasi Based Kessben FM, CEO of Porcupine Warriors George Amoako said his outfit deserves the same amount of cash as their rival Hearts of Oak. 

 'Kotoko is not against Hearts of Oak getting 40% of the money after the game, but we also want 40%. I don't understand why it should be the other way.'

 'We wanted them (NC) to explain to us why it's a one-off game and not home and away but they didn't. And they never explained to us why the NC is getting 30% after the game because it wasn't stated in any of the regulations.'

 'If the NC won't do what we want them to do, which in our opinion is the right thing, we won't play the Hearts of Oak game.'

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