Kumasi Asante Kotoko will receive $150,000 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports for qualifying to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup competition.
In a statement, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, said the decision to provide financial support to Kotoko formed part of the government’s policy to assist Ghanaian clubs in continental competitions, particularly teams that qualified to the group stage of both the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup.
Clubs that reach the group stage of the Champions League will receive $200,000 with $150,000 for the Africa’s second tier clubs competition.
“The gesture, the government believes, would go a long way to financially cushion the football clubs in their bid to bring honour to our country while encouraging them to attain excellence in these continental competitions,” the statement added.
Kotoko, who defeated Cameroun side Coton Sports on a 5-3 aggregate to qualify for the group stage, will travel to the Sudan to play Al Hilal in a Group C clash in Omdurman on Sunday. — GNA
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