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Sports News of Thursday, 14 February 2019


Kotoko receives $150,000 cheque from Sports Ministry - Reports

Asante Kotoko have received a cheque of $150,000 from the Minustry of Youth of Sports following their participation in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup, according to reports.

According to Sikka Sports, the Porcupine Warriors received the said amount as promised by the ministry on Thursday morning.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports promised to help clubs that represent the country in interclub competitions in Africa financially to help sustain some of the burden they carry.

Asante Kotoko have been impressive in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, having reached the group stages for the first time since 2008.

On wednesday, the Kumasi based outfit defeated Zesco United 2-1 to record their first win in Group C, sending them on three points, same as all the clubs in the group.

The FA Cup holders will travel to Zambia to play Nkana FC in the next game before home fixtures against the Kitwe based club and Al Hilal.

They finish their campaign in the competition with an away trip to Zambia again to play Zesco United.