Kotoko will compete in Africa regardless of the cost - George Amoako insists Featured
25 Nov

Kotoko will compete in Africa regardless of the cost - George Amoako insists

George Amoako, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, has insisted  that his outfit will carry on to compete in Africa inspite of the high expenditure when playing in the Confederation of Africa Football competitions.
The veteran football administrator revealed on Tuesday at the unveiling of the Porcupines luxurious 45-seater bus that they spent a deficit of Gh¢ 650,000 during their home and away matches against Congolese club CARA Brazzaville in the preliminary round of the Confederation Cup last year.
But George Amoako has insisted that the cost involve in the African campaign cannot hinder their participation in Confederation of Africa Football competitions emphasizing that the two-time champions league winner's are recognized by their trophies in Africa and domestic as well.
 "Kotoko isn't a building society. Kotoko isn't about buying and selling. Kotoko is a football club with tradition. We're recognize when we win domestic and continental titles. So competing in Africa is a must," George Amoako told Kickgh.com.
"But we need to find a way not to incur too much cost. That is the way we want to go. How can you say the competition demand high cost so we should not compete in Africa."
"Do you know the number of years Kotoko started playing in Africa? Kotoko were given 'African Club of the Century' accolade because of our participation in the Champions League and the Confederation Cup. Do you want us to throw that away? No! We'll pursue it," he ended.
Asante Kotoko will face winner of Arta Solar 7 and Kariobangi Sharks in the first round after they walkover in the preliminary round of the 2018/19 Confederation Cup.
By: Opoku Augustus @OpokuAugustus
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