Asante Kotoko offered $150,000 by Sports Ministry

Goal Ghana
The authorities have fulfilled their promise of financial assistance to clubs participating in continental competitions

A day after their 2-1 home win over Zambian giants Zesco United in the Caf Confederation Cup group stage, Asante Kotoko were handed a cheque of $150,000 by Ghana’s sports ministry to assist the Kumasi-based side in their continental campaign.

The ministry earlier promised to offer financial help to clubs representing the nation in interclub Caf competitions.

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So far, Kotoko have won one match and lost another in the group stage, which they last played in in 2008.

The Porcupine Warriors also earned as much as $84,000 from the gates on Wednesday, according to director of communications, Sarfo Duku, who noted that the 40,000-seater Baba Yara Stadium was filled to a 65% capacity.

The Ghana FA Cup holders will play against Nkana FC, also from Zambia, in the next matchday on February 24.