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Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah urges Government to support clubs with $1m to participate in Africa

Credit: Ghanasoccernet

Asante Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah says the club will be able to perform well in Africa next season if they receive $1m as support from the Ghana government.

The Porcupine Warriors secured their 24th league title on Thursday after a 1-1 draw against Ashantigold SC at the Len Clay Sports Stadium.

Asante Kotoko will be representing Ghana in the CAF Champions League next season after winning the title with three games to spare.

Nana Yaw Amponsah is of the view that if government is able to commit over $8m to the Black Stars, a quarter of that money when given to clubs will help them perform very well in the CAF Inter-club competition.

“If Asante Kotoko goes to Africa they are going to represent Ghana. If the Government of the day is able to vote $6m or $8m for Black Stars for the Afcon, why can’t the same Government help clubs participating in Africa with a $1m support,” he quizzed.

“Winning the league only gives the winner $30,000 which cannot play one home game in Africa, so the price money is not exciting.

“No sponsorship for the league and we cannot use the same budget here to perform  well in Africa. The likes of Al Ahly runs a budget of $90m a year, we at Kotoko this season at my time runs about $2m. So if we want to go and do well, we should prepare and have the support of the entire nation.

“However, I will like to send a message to the entire nation, His Excellence Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo that Ghana used to have four slots in Africa, but now we have two  due to the fact that we don’t really performed well when we go.

“When Kotoko goes to Africa this time around, we are not  only there for the interest of the club but the entire nation.”

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