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Sports News Sat, 31 Aug 2019

Kotoko face Ashgold in BK Edusei Memorial friendly

Ghana’s two continental representatives in CAF Club competitions? Asante Kotoko and regional rivals, Ashgold SC? will play a friendly match to honour the late Benjamin Kyem (BK) Edusei.

Billed for tomorrow at the Baba Yara Stadium, the match would witness who goes for the ultimate trophy.

The BK memorial match is being organised by the BK Foundation to raise funds to support former Asante Kotoko players in the 1970s.

The match would offer the two clubs the platform as they continue preparations for their upcoming continental games against Étoile du Sahel and Moroccan club RSB Bekerkane in a fortnight.

The late BK Edusei, affectionately called BK in football circles, was one of the strongest pillars in the history of Asante Kotoko Football Club. He loved football and footballers. He was a philanthropist extraordinary and long serving patron of Asante Kotoko.

He was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asante Kotoko and remained so for a very long time till the late Asantehene Otumfuo Opoku Ware II conferred on him the title of life patron. He was the main inspirer and major financier whilst Otumfuo was the spiritual head.

He played football at an early age featuring for Kotoko Youngs alongside close friends like SK Mainoo, Kwame Adjei, Osei Asibey Mensah, F. A. Jantuah and Atta Mensah. Some of them later played for Asante Kotoko.

BK, who hailed from Sesease, a small town near Asante Mampong, became a very resourceful and enterprising businessman.

In recognition of his contribution to football development, the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) appointed him patron of the association.

Source: dailyguidenetwork.com