Asante Kotoko to play in SA tourney with Man Utd

Published on: 24 April 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

Asante Kotoko have  received an invitation to play in a four-team tournament with Manchester United as participants in South Africa.

The tournament being played in honour of South Aftica's first president Nelson Mandela is slated to come off in July.

The Porcupine Warriors will be battling the English giants alongside the PSL duo of Sundowns and Amazulu.

Kotoko's Public and Supporter Relations Manager Listowell Bukarson in confirming the news says it is in recognition of the great strides made by the club under the Dr. K K Sarpong led administration.

"We are delighted at the invitation. It adds to the recognition of the enhanced corperate Kotoko brand," he told GHANAsoccernet.com

"It tells also of the professionalism at Kotoko under the leadership of DR. K.K Sarpong.

"Its exciting for us to have this rear opportunity to play against Manchester United in a tournament in honor of a great personality like Nelson Mandela."

Bukarson adds the club will be looking to take full advantage of the opportunity that comes with playing in this tourney.

"Kotoko have positioned itself to maximise PR and marketing mileage that comes with this monumental invitation."

Kotoko are just a point away from sealing an historic 22nd league feat with five games more left to go in the Ghanaian top flight.

 

Comments

  • kevin
    says: 7 years ago
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
  • kweku
    says: 7 years ago
    ei ei ei ei wu kum apem aa apem beba no size.Charley this one be unpresidented gargantuan flex.We thank God they didnt invite pphobia like they will be stealing bed sheets and forks.Thank God oo. faaaaaaaaaaabulous
  • DAVID
    says: 7 years ago
    HAHAHAHAHAAAHHHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHA OH KWEKU ABA... HAHAHAHAHA OSEEEYYYYYYYYYYY FABULOUS. WE IN SOUTH AFRICA WILL ENJOY IN JULY HAHAHAHAHA AM GLAD AND HAPPY
  • don kekye
    says: 7 years ago
    eeeeiii Kweku,Thanks for making me laugh this early morning,hahahaha
  • phrank kente ,Teshie
    says: 7 years ago
    It is previledge to play this tournament in front of the first black president of S A Nelson Mandela if we dont have the chance to play Man U.this is good signal for my Darling club KUMASI ASANTE KOTOKO,This invitation is bcos of the good mgt we have under Dr Sarpong and the quality of players,technical team we have.so hat of oath ( BOKO HARAM ) to learn from the University of Football club ( FABULOUS )Thank you the tournament organiser for opening their eyes wide and choose the right team of the moment for right tournament.PHOOOBRIIIMMMM .......FABULOUS THE BEST ..... FABULOUS NO SIZE.....
  • Gunshot
    says: 7 years ago
    Oh kweku. I agree wit u. The organisers are right,infact we need 2 protect the gud name of gh. Hats cant do dat. They ll dent ghana's image.
  • peeti
    says: 7 years ago
    HAHAHAHA Euro 2012 only finishes on 1st July. SUrely the manchester United players will be wanting a holiday before they start training for the new season - especially as they have alot of internationls playing for them!!
  • ben
    says: 7 years ago
    eii mo kotoko foo mo wura fi se mo de ka a mo dwa moanum saaa no
  • Tsintsinga lapaz
    says: 7 years ago
    I know 'yaa nom' aka Boko Haram will pray that this tournament will not come to pass bcos they will shy.faaaabu papapaaaaaaaaa!
  • LEXLEE
    says: 7 years ago
    Ma frnds even playing without 'man u' is a credit 4 us in such a big honour.let's all Ghanaians embrace wit gud spirit cos FABU is de only club who will not disgrace us wit stealing of watches n spoon.Oh wat a disgrace bokom haram team.no country will even invite dem 4 ''gutter 2 gutter''match.FABU,MASTERS N PACE SETTERS OF GHANA FUTBALL.
  • Artus
    says: 7 years ago
    kweku yu are a stupid fool. in ghana who is the best team inst not hearts when we re talking about thiefs isnt not fabus.where inkooms money
  • obele
    says: 7 years ago
    Good news for the porcupine. Cant waite for the clash with man u
  • kaara
    says: 7 years ago
    faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabu!!
  • John Brown
    says: 7 years ago
    Kotoko’s Public and Supporter Relations Manager Listowell Bukarson in confirming the news says it is in recognition of the great strides made by the club under the Dr. K K Sarpong led administration. “We are delighted at the invitation. It adds to the recognition of the enhanced corperate Kotoko brand,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com What a stupid response. So if not or Dr KK Sarpong Kotoko would not have been recognized? Is this what he is trying to say? KK has only been with Kotoko a very short time and the lub has been in existence fur much longer. I think Listowell should be careful how he sucks up to KK. I don't have a Robles with that but not at the expense of he club. Nonsense!
  • Taylor
    says: 7 years ago
    Have u guys forgotten so soon that Asante Kotoko is Africa's Club of the Century! Let me remind you that, Real Madrid is our peer and not Man. Utd. Cheers!
  • KT
    says: 7 years ago
    We thank you for calling us names. I've always called for maturity on this panel. Well, it looks like Dr Sarpong is really doing something that has been missing for a long time. This is what was being done decades ago by the Oak, who had very elite people then. We were able to play the World Greates Pele and his Santos people right here in Accra. Dr, well done for learning from the Soccer Paradise. Use it well in the University of Kumasi Soccer. The Oak tree had to shed some branches......we are back now.
  • KT
    says: 7 years ago
    Real Madrid has many Super Cups in Europe brother. Yes, that may be your peer. But not even Hearts come closer the way the Egyptian clubs do. So relax, the time will come. Africanb Club of the Century by IFFS , not FIFA, hahaha. I can do the same, and based on my parameters, Aduana could be the African Club of the Century so don't be excited by that. Even the Europeans will laugh at us if we present Kotoko as Club of the century. Where are El Ahly and Zamalek, not to talk of Hearts or Esperance. You know what they have in common? Find out!!!!
  • Terror
    says: 7 years ago
    Hehehe...Fresher, my knowledge about this management tells me the deal is done. Since Dr. KK came to power, they have never published anything in the Kotoko Express which has not come to pass, they have never allowed Listowel to go on air when it is not a done deal, so relax, enjoy, make merry and be happy because it is coming on live. Sunderland will follow in the course of the year. There are a lot of international friendlies being lined up to prepare the team for next season, this is just the beggining.
  • Nana kenya
    says: 7 years ago
    Fabu emu ede yie
  • kweku
    says: 7 years ago
    Which former hearts player stole a watch in Isreal? I hv forgotton the name... is it Don Bortey? Thts y they cant invite them to any internatinal tournaments like this cos player like Kofi Abanga that name sounds seriuos he can b vry fast in the dressing room.He can steal Rooney's iphone or ipod who knows.Akronfou.