Akufo-Addo vows to fully back Kotoko’s participation in Africa


President Nana Akufo Addo has promised his government will support Asante Kotoko’s participation in Africa. 

Ghana’s sole representatives in the CAF Champions League, Kotoko, led by Nana Yaw Amponsah paid a courtesy call on government as the team prepares for the upcoming continental championship.

Nana Yaw Amponsah pleaded withe the President to support the club financial as they seek to make the country proud when the competition starts.

“It is difficult for Ghana football to succeed unless Kotoko succeeds. That’s how it has been in the past and that’s how it should be in the future,” Nana Akufo Addo told Nana Yaw Amponsah.

“Kotoko a very special, cherished and enviable role in Ghanaian Sports development,” he added.

“Clearly it’s possible the Government should be able to assist the club,these will be temporary measures over a period of time, a year or two. Ultimately the club should be self sufficient, generating money for keeping the club going.

“We will put our heads together to see what can be done to assist, through the minister of sports .

“I think it’s in the interest of Ghana to have a strong participation to fly the flag of Ghana.”

The Porcupine Warriors starts their Champions League quest with a game against Mauritanian champions FC Nouadhibou in the preliminary stages of the CAF Champions League.