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Sports News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018


Ghanaian clubs need financial backing to make impact in Africa - Kwesi Nyantakyi

President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi believes clubs will need strong financial backing to make an impact in Africa.

Asante Kotoko has been booted out of the CAF Confederations Cup in the first league in the preliminary round losing 6:7 on penalties in the second league on Congo to CARA Brazzaville.

Despite winning by a lone goal in the first held at the Nana Agyemang Badu II Park in the first league, Aduana Stars dreams of making to the group stage of the CAF Champions League was shut down by ES Setif after losing 4:0 in the second league in Algeria.

The Fire Boyes will have however participate in the CAF Confederations.

"Aduana Stars exit from Caf Champions League is a great concern to everyone one,” Nyantakyi said, during a media briefing on Monday.

“Fortunately, I have a fair idea of what goes on in the rest of Africa. Why do the North African countries dominate the African Champions League? It’s because of money. They buy the best players even from West Africa.”

He added: “Clubs participating in African [clubs competition]is a very serious venture. I went through it once and I nearly got bankrupt [since]it’s very expensive. We’ve seen clubs participating and the following year they go to relegation like Ebusua Dwarfs and King Faisal.”