GFA sanctions Hearts v Kotoko friendly in London


The Ghana Football Association has granted the request of HRH Sports Consultancy Limited to organise a special Independence Anniversary commemorative match between Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak in London.

The special Independence commemorative match will take place in London on March 7, 2020.

In a statement confirming that the match had been sanctioned, the GFA said it took into consideration letters from both Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak indicating their acceptance to honour the match, as well as their plans to leave Ghana on March 4, 2020, and return to Ghana on March 8, 2020, to continue with the Ghana Premier League.

“The GFA, due to the national nature of the match in commemorating Ghana’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, took into consideration the blessing of the Ministry of Youth and Sports before granting the approval,” the statement said.

“At a meeting held today at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Minister gave guidance for the successful organisation of the match to project Ghana Football to the rest of the world”.

Represented at the meeting was the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr Frank Quist, GFA President Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, the GFA General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo, organisers Justin Addo and Nana Yaw Amponsah.


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