Hearts, Kotoko in 4-club tourney

DelaliSenayeKUMASI Asante Kotoko will open the novel Oil Cup competition against Hasaacas at the Essipong Stadium on Friday, the organizers have confirmed.

The four-team tournament which is organized by a private firm Absolute Peace International (API) is to celebrate Ghana’s oil find.

Hearts of Oak and Medeama will play the second game of the competition with the winners advancing to the finals to be played on Sunday.

Losers of the preliminary stage will square off in the third-place playoff.

Organizers, API says they aim to make the Oil Cup an annual competition for the benefit of all through their donations to the Youth Empowerment Fund.

“We want to institute this tournament as one of our own,” Chief Operations Officer of API Nana Ampratwum said.

“We want to ensure that the oil find for Ghana, unlike some other countries, will be blessing than a curse to us.

“This competition aside promoting peace and competitiveness amongst the teams and their supporters will also help educate our people on how we can manage our new found resource and ensure we reap maximum benefits.”

Organizers insist all arrangement have been confirmed with the participating teams to ensure the competition comes off without any hitches.

“We have agreed upon everything with the clubs and everything is set for the competition,” Apratwum added.

This will be the inaugural edition of the Oil Cup competition and will be featuring Hearts of Oak, Asante Kotoko, Medeama and Hasaacas.

All games will be played at the Essipong Stadium in Sekondi.ghanasoccernet.com

Meanwhile, the Mauve and Yellows have become the first Ghanaian football club to set up a radio station, reports sportscrusader.com.

The ambitious Ghanaian side have acquired the license to operate Medeamaa 92.9fm in Tarkwa and its environs and started transmission on Monday 15th December 2014.

The ground-breaking move will see the club’s new station being used to highlight the club’s activities and promote its image.

The Management of Medeama plans to recruit experienced hands to deliver not only accurate sports information but an entertaining package for listeners in the Western region.

Medeama president Moses Armah has promised to make the club the most attractive one in the West African country and the establishment of the radio station will be viewed as a major step in the regard.

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