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AshantiGold refuse to travel to Accra for Kotoko FA Cup clash

Published on: 12 April 2014

By Simon Amonoo

AshantiGold FC say they have decided to boycott their FA Cup quarter-final match against Asante Kotoko in Accra after the organizers failed to respond to their concerns about their venue change.

The Obuasi-based side complained they have been punished after the tie was moved from the Baba Yara Stadium due to a Ghana FA home-match ban.

But the FA Cup Committee refused to respond to it officially.

They requested for some financial assistance to make the trip but did not get any positive response from the organizers.

“We have no business in Accra tomorrow so we are presently at Obuasi,” the club’s spokesperson Kofi Yawson told New Mercury FM.

“We have taken a decision already we won't play the match.

“We can't walk to Accra so we are at Obuasi as I am taking.

“We gave the committee ultimatum up to 1pm yesterday and they refuse to respond officially but rather, they we're using telephone to respond to it.

“AshantiGold do not do business on phone. We are not kindergarten pupils.”

If AshantiGold fail to turn up, they are likely to be handed a three-year ban.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • The greatest says:
    April 12, 2014 05:24 pm
    Kotoko home is Accra. Ash gold is to suppose to play kotoko at its home.
  • joolipanto says:
    April 12, 2014 05:15 pm
    GFA is kotoko you have band or ashgold
  • Chico says:
    April 12, 2014 04:35 pm
    Ghana football paa .
  • The greatest says:
    April 12, 2014 05:36 pm
    Never rejoice if a neighbor falls victim of an crime because, you many ALS o be affected.