‘Give Aduana nod for Africa’

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Communications Director of Aduana Stars, Mr Evans Oppong says the club deserve the right to represent Ghana in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League after the truncation of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League season.

 

The current football season was grinded to a halt following the uncovering of dubious deals among officials.

 

The game has since been on a standstill with the league coming to a premature halt as a FIFA Normalisation Committee takes over the administration of the game.

Despite languishing at the lower ranks of the table at the time of the development with a number of their games outstanding due to their participation in Africa club championships, the Aduana Stars spokesman says they are the right representatives for Ghana in next season’s CAF Champions League.

“We haven’t written officially to the Normalisation Committee about our decision but since we are the previous winners of the Ghana league, we deem it fit to represent Ghana in Africa next season,” he told Sportworldghana.com

Supporting his case, he mentioned instances in Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire during the political turmoil in those countries and previous winners of their respective leagues represented them in Africa competitions.

“We have heard some clubs are lobbying through government officials but that is not the right thing to do. If the Normalisation Committee refuses to accept our request then there should be a mini tournament to determine who represents Ghana in Africa Competitions next season.”

In another development, Mr Oppong has denied reports linking former Kotoko trainer David Duncan to the club.

 

The club’s coaching spot has become vacant following the departure of Japanese trainer Kenichi Yatsuhashi but denied reports that David Duncan is on the cards.

Giving an update on the matter, he disclosed that the club has received 31 applications for the vacant Aduana Stars coaching job from both foreign and local coaches.

“We have about 14 foreign applicants made up of four Italian coaches, three from Uruguay, one from Germany, two from Belarus, three from Poland and one from Congo,” he said.

He said the club has not received any application from David Duncan as being reported by the media.

He said the club will soon announce a new coach in the coming days with the Premier League set to return soon. -Ghanasoccernet

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