Soccer News of Thursday, 22 May 2014


Kotoko is the biggest club in Ghana – Kwesi Nyantakyi

Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi Thursday morning stoked the rivalry fires between Ghana’s two biggest clubs - Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak, declaring that Kotoko is the biggest club in Ghana.

Acutely aware of the bitter rancour likely to follow his judgement, he readily chipped in that he is aware followers of Hearts of Oak will not agree with him, but he defended his call by saying the records at the FA are clear – match attendance and gate receipts put Kotoko ahead of Hearts in the size debate.

Nyantakyi was speaking to Kwame Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo programme.

Touching on the World Cup in Brazil, he said he expected the Black Stars to do better than they did at South Africa 2010, where they reached the quarter-finals and were only a penalty away from the semi-finals.

According to him, just as the 2010 performance was an improvement on the round of 16 performance at the Germany 2006, the GFA expects the Black Stars to at least reach the semi-final in Brazil.

The GFA Boss expressed hope that the Black Stars will become the first African side to reach the final of the World Cup in Brazil.