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Sports News Tue, 10 Sep 2019

2019 President Cup to be moved to Accra Sports Stadium

Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Kudjoe Fianoo, has revealed that the rescheduled game between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak in the President Cup is likely to come off at the Accra Sports Stadium.

There are reports the Baba Yara Sports Stadium will be closed down for renovation works.

The game had to be postponed due to a heavy downpour which occurred some few hours to kick off.

The match which proceeded had to be stopped in the 10thminute as the movement of the ball on the pitch had become difficult.

The game had to be called off by the referees as it could have been injurious to the health of the players from both sides especially with AsanteKotokowho have a crucial game next Sunday againstEtoileSportive du Sahel in the CAF Champions League.

“There could be a change of venue if the BabaYarastadium will not be available because the stadium was supposed to be closed for renovations but forKotoko'sparticipation in Africa”.KudjoeFianootold the media.

GHALCA has also apologized to the fans who were at the stadium to watch the game but left disappointed due to the downpour.

“After meeting today GHALCA is looking at October 6 and October 13 having in mind AsanteKotoko'sCAF competitions engagement and also our sponsors which is government and for that matter the ministry of youth and sports”, he told Oyerepa FM.

Communication Director for Asante Kotoko, KennedyBoakye-Ansahin an interview confirmed that Kotoko will accept to play the rescheduled game after their CAF Champions League match againstEtoiledu Sahel.

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com