Asante Kotoko has rescinded the decision to boycott Sunday’s Normalisation Committee (NC) semi final match against arch rivals, Hearts of Oak on Sunday.
This was announced over the weekend by the chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA).
The Porcupine Warriors u-turn followed a smooth discussion between him and the Kotoko hierarchy of Dr Kwame Kyei and Mr George Amoako, Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), respectively.
The Kumasi-based club has raised issues with respect to the venue for the clash as well as mode for disbursement of gate proceeds.
Kotoko contended that the game be played at a neutral venue and change the disbursement plans of the NC which they described as unfair.
The NC cleared doubts over the possibilities of the match being played after announcing plans to ignore Kotoko’s demands and going ahead to wish them well should they fail to rescind the decision.
But according to Mr Fianoo who doubles as member of the NC Special Committee organiSing team, said the meeting with the Kotoko bosses yielded the desired result.
At the meeting, he said Kotoko agreed to the NC’s new proposal of a 40% share from the gate proceeds for both sides.
“In the absence of my chairman, Samuel Osei Kufuor and his Vice Patrick Ofori , I had to take the matter up so I spoke to Dr Kyei and George Amoako with the Deputy Minister on standby,” he disclosed in an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM.
“We have agreed the match is coming on June 16 at the Accra Sports Stadium with the gate proceeds expected to be shared at 40 per cent for both sides with the NC receiving the remaining 20 per cent.”
BY NANA BENTSI ODURO