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Suspension of football is hurting Kotoko financially – Kennedy Boakye Ansah

Communications Director of Asante Kotoko Kennedy Boakye Ansah says the suspension of football activities due to the Coronaviruspandemic is hurting the finance of the Porcupine Warriors.

The Coronavirus pandemic which has brought the world to its knees halted the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season due to the ban on all social gatherings by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

This action taken by the President has wrecked the main source of revenue(the gate proceeds) for clubs in the country.

In an interview with Citi FM, Kenndy Ansah said though the club has some sponsorship packages, it is still not enough to take care of the financial needs of Asante Kotoko.

“Kotoko, like any other Ghanaian club, has been feeling the strain for some time especially when our major source of revenue is from the gates.”

“We are a bit lucky to have some sponsorship but even that can only take care of about 30 to 40 percent of our monthly expenditure. So we have to find other means of mobilising funds to run the club.

He added that though they are being supported financially by the Executive Chairman of the club, he hopes that the fight against coronavirus will end soon for football to bounce back.

“We have had some great support from the Executive Chairman, Dr. Kwame Kyei. In these times, it is not easy for all the clubs but we will survive.

“The situation is under control but the only thing we want is to overcome the current pandemic so our football comes back.”

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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