Kotoko Declared Champ Of Champ

Asante-Kotoko-lost-the-MTN-FA-Cup-final-against-Medeama1Kumasi Asante Kotoko have been declared winners of the season opener Champions of Champions without kicking a ball after clinching the double last term.

Premier League and FA Cup winners, Kotoko were declared Champions of Champions for the 2013-14 season following an internal meeting of the Ghana Football Association (GFA),reports ghanasoccernt.com.

The Emergency Committee of the GFA in a statement quoted article 10(2) of the General Regulations to back its decision.

“The Champion of the Premier Division League and the Champion of the FA Cup competition, if not one and the same club, shall play a straight knockout match and the winner shall be declared the Super Champion,” Article 10(2) of the GFA General Regulation stipulates.

“In the event of the league champion being the same as the FA Cup champion, that Club shall be declared the automatic champion of champions.

“The GFA Executive Committee may, however also, organize a ceremonial match between the club and either the runners up in the league or FA Cup for the purpose of awarding the trophy.”

Kotoko will thus be awarded with the Super Cup trophy at a date to be determined by the GFA.

Meanwhile, Kotoko are considering an annual US$ 340,000 kit sponsorship deal by Singaporean manufacturing company Kubba.

The club has confirmed that Acting General Manager, Opoku Nti and Operations Manager, George Kennedy, met an official of the kit manufacturing company at the club’s secretariat in Kumasi last Friday.

The purpose of the meeting was to examine samples of the kits Kubba intends to give to Kotoko next season.

Kotoko have expressed satisfaction with the quality of the items presented by the company.

“The jerseys are of good quality and the package they are offering looks attractive. We have to consider other things carefully before a final decision is taken,” Kennedy said.

Nti also added: “The products are good but we will talk more on some aspects of the contract. For instance, we have to buy replica jerseys – about 20,000 pieces and sell to our fans. For a start, we want to buy about 5,000 so this is an aspect we will discuss with them.”

Kotoko are currently without a kit sponsor and might be forced to accept the proposal from Kubba ahead of the start of the new season.

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