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24.08.2019 Football News

GFA Extends Goodwill Message To Ashgold and Kotoko ahead of Africa assignments

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
GFA Extends Goodwill Message To Ashgold and Kotoko ahead of Africa assignments
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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee (NC) has extended its goodwill messages to Ashanti Gold and Asante Kotoko ahead of their respective assignments in CAF’s inter-club competitions.

Two clubs are representing Ghana in the various inter-club competitions organized by the continent’s football governing body.

With the Miners set to come up against Akonangui FC today, the Porcupine Warriors are also expected to host Kano Pillars on Sunday afternoon.

Ashgold drew 1-1 in the first leg of the tie but Kotoko, unfortunately, lost 3-2 when they visited the Sani Abacha Stadium a fortnight ago.

Both clubs need to win convincingly at home to ensure they secure qualification to the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup and the Champions League respectively.

In a statement from the NC earlier today, they have sent a goodwill message to the two Ghanaian clubs as they prepare for the upcoming assignments.

Below is the statement from the NC:
The Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association, on behalf of the football fraternity, wishes Asante Kotoko and Ashantigold the best of luck in their respective CAF inter-club competitions this weekend.

While Ashantigold face Equatorial Guinean side Akonangui at the Len Clay Stadium on Saturday in the CAF Confederations Cup, Asante Kotoko will host Nigeria's Kano Pillars in Kumasi on Sunday in the CAF Champions League.

Our two representatives in Africa registered impressive results in the first-leg of their respective competitions away. Ashantigold's 1:1 draw in Equatorial Guinea and Kotoko's narrow 3:2 defeat in Nigeria are results we are confident both the Miners and the Porcupine Warriors are capable of overturning.

As they play the 2nd leg at home before their ever-loyal fans, we are confident Ashantigold and Kotoko will tilt the scale in their favour to advance to the next round of their respective competitions.

Both clubs have demonstrated serious commitments to their African Cup campaign so far, and as ambassadors of Ghanaian football in this year's CAF-inter club competitions, we urge Ghanaian football fans to troop to the stadia in their numbers and offer our representatives the needed support in Obuasi and Kumasi respectively.

Up, Asante Kotoko and Ashantigold.