Kotoko suspects foul play over gate proceeds in Kano Pillars game

The Management of Asante Kotoko S/C is suspecting ticket racketeering in their Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Champions League second leg match against Nigeria’s Kano Pillars at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, on Sunday.

The club is of the view that, the huge attendance at the match does not tally with the gate proceeds realised from the match.

“The club is collaborating with the police to investigate the issue,” Mr George Amoako, the Chief Executive Officer, confirmed this to the media.

“Our suspicion is that there are many spectators who might have entered the Stadium through foul means,” he hinted.

Mr Amoako indicated that a little over 32,000 tickets were officially printed for the match for entry into the 40,000-seating capacity stadium.

“Even though we sold less than the tickets printed, the stadium from our checks and estimation looked almost full,” he argued.

Information gathered by the GNA Sports Desk indicated that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the issue.

In another development, AshGold striker Shafiwu Mumuni is targeting the goal king gong of the CAF Confederation. Cup competition.

The skipper guided his side to a wonderful 3-0 win over Akanongui FC of Equatorial Guinea on Saturday with a stupendous hat trick at the Len Clay Stadium.

With the first leg ending 1-1 in Equatorial Guinea a fortnight ago, the Obuasi lads advanced with a 4-1 aggregate. win.

Speaking to Ashh FM, the confident goal poacher who holds three goals after two games set sights on winning the goal king.

“I’m hoping to win the goal king award in the CAF Confederation Cup and I will work towards that,” he said.

The win will see AshantiGold progress to the next round where they face last edition’s finalists RS Berkane from Morocco. –GNA

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