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Sports Ministry clarifies $350k payment to Kotoko, AshantiGold

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Ministry of Youth and Sports has debunked rumours making rounds that they supported Asante Kotoko with $200000 and AshantiGold $150000 respectively despite both not reaching the Group Stage of the 2019/20 CAF inter-club competitions.

Kotoko participated in CAF Champions League whereas their counterparts, AshantiGold participated in the CAF Confederation Cup and were to receive a combined $350,000 should they make it to the Group Stage of their respective competitions in the 2019/20 season.

Unfortunately, both teams could not get to that stage so could not assess the financial support, the Sports Ministry has clarified in a statement.

Asante Kotoko and AshantiGold SC will be participating in the 2020/21 CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup respectively.

Both clubs were given the nod by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following the truncation of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

The Sports Ministry has announced that the government is committed to supporting teams in Africa and has set aside $350000 to support Kotoko and AshantiGold in the 2020/21 CAF inter-club competitions should they reach the Group Stage.

They also appealed to the football fraternity to support both teams as they bid to hoist the nation's flag high in Africa.

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