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Sports News of Friday, 7 September 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

We'll not sanction Kotoko-AshantiGold friendly - NSA Boss

Acting National Sports Authority Director Majeed Bawa has stated that his outfit will not sanction the friendly match between Asante Kotoko and AshantiGold which is scheduled to come off at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The two Ashanti regional teams will lock horns in the first leg of the two legged friendly game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The match will be the Porcupine Warriors third consecutive games at the edifice following a two-legged friendly encounter against sworn adversaries Hearts of Oak.

The second leg of the game against the Hearts of Oak did not end well as several chairs were destroyed at the stadium which led to the arrest of seven persons who are believed to be fans of the Phobians.

The unfortunate act has prompted the acting chief of the National Sports Authority to declare that his outfit will not grant the request of Asante Kotoko to host AshantiGold at the stadium until they settle debt for damages done last Sunday.

"The two teams came to us in request of the venue so we do not know who did what. We handed over the venue to both of them. To replace the broken seats,it is both of them that we look forward to paying the debt," Mr Bawa told Kumasi FM.

"We have held talks with them and we will send them official letters soon. As at now I have no information about that proposed match (Kotoko and AshantiGold)."

"The venue will not be ready for them. They should come with their portion of the debt before they get access to the stadium."