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LIVE TELECAST: GTV Sports➕ to telecast Kotoko vs AshantiGold blockbuster LIVE on local television

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Ghana’s digital terrestrial sports channel GTV Sports➕ is all set to bring LIVE telecast of Wednesday’s blockbuster clash between giants Asante Kotoko and AshantiGold to viewers across the country and beyond amid unscrupulous claims from unreliable sources.

Anti-NC propagandist media outlets are fueling fake media reports claiming fans would be denied the Ashanti region derby due to a so-called payment issues.

However, Ghana Sports Online’s reputable sources in Kumasi have confirmed GTV crew members were at the match venue to lay the grounds and tested equipments in preparation for the live telecast.

Producers, cameramen and TV commentators who covered the Aduana Stars vs AshantiGold game did not travel back to Accra to afford them time and readiness to bring quality TV coverage to viewers across the country.

“Our crew were not even allowed to travel back to Accra but rather made to remain in Kumasi for this crucial game. There will be live telecast of the game so our viewers should disregard the fake news making circulation,” a GTV top official told Ghana Sports Online.

It appears a string of anti-NC media houses have ganged up against the state broadcaster, brewing confusion between the organisers of the Special competition and Ghana Television while sowing seeds of deceit to followers of the local game.

Last week a major online portal in Ghana was reduced to ridicule and mockery after indulging in such fabrication, claiming Aduana Stars’ goalless drawn tie with AshantiGold was not going to be live. The game was screened live to viewers.

Kotoko and AshantiGold clashes have always courted controversy with the most recent clash ending in a pulsating 1-1 draw at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium after extratime but no penalty shootouts.

Kotoko coach Charles Akonnor is a former trainer of the Miners and supervised the acquisition of some of the top stars of the Obuasi-based side.

By El Akyereko

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GFA Disciplinary Committee dismiss two Kotoko officials

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The Accra representatives of Kumasi Asante Kotoko were dismissed from the Disciplinary Committee hearing on Thursday when they accompanied their colleague Dr. Yaw Amo Sarpong.

Dr. Amo Sarpong was invited for hearing after it was confirmed that he pulled a gun and also fired a warning shot during the NC Special Cup match between Kotoko and Berekum FC at the Golden City Park in Berekum.

He was accompanied by the Communications Director for the club, Lawyer Sarfo Duku and the two Accra reps; Mr. Edmund Ackah and Nana Kwame Dankwa.

Mr. Edmund Ackah and Nana Kwame Dankwa were dismissed from the DC’s hearing panel on Thursday May, 17, 2019 after they had written their names on the attendance sheet, introduced themselves and also disclosed their purpose of being there.

The two men protested vehemently as they used the GFA’s regulations to affirm their presence at the sitting but the Committee led by Mr. Sampson Lardy would not back down on their stance.

Mr. Ackah and Nana Kwame had nothing to do than to leave for proceedings to continue.

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Kotoko sack Policy Analyst, Dr. Amo Sarpong

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The Management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko has sacked Dr. Yaw Amo Sarpong from his position as the Policy Analyst for the club.

According to a source close to the Management of the club, Dr. Sarpong was given his dismissal letter on Friday morning.

The club is yet to make the sacking of the KNUST lecturer official any time soon.

He is alleged to have pulled a gun and fired a warning shot to scare off hooligans during Kotoko’s game against Berekum FC last two weeks at the Golden City park.

The Berekum born native sustained head injuries in the ensuing struggle after he was disarmed by the Police officials present at the stadium.

Dr. Sarpong was invited by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association give his side of the case on Thursday.

The Committee led by Mr. Sampson Lardy found him guilty and thus have suspended him from all football activities for six months.

He was accompanied by Lawyer Sarfo Duku, the head of communication for the club.

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Special Cup Committee to conduct investigations into bribery case involving Kotoko

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A member of the Organising Committee for the Normalization Committee Special Cup,Augustine Arhinful has confirmed that his oufit will conduct investigations into the bribery case involving Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

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Mr. Arhinful spoke on Fox FM in Kumasi on Friday morning concerning steps being taken by the Committee to address the recent happenings.

“I have alerted Samuel Osei Kuffour who is our chairman (of the Normalization Committee Organizing Committee) to tell Dr. Kofi Amoah (President of the NC) to invite all the people involved in alleged bribery allegations regarding the Ashgold vs Kotoko match for interrogation”, he told Fox FM.

Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko has denied attempting to influence referees in the ongoing Special Competition.

In a press statement, the club has distanced itself from the alleged act.

“The Executive Chairman and Management wish to state unequivocally that neither the Executive Chairman nor any official of the club has engaged in such act and neither has the said Sheshela been contracted to engage in the act for and on behalf of the club.

“The Executive Chairman and Management and Asante Kotoko Sporting Club have received with shock and dismay news circulating in the news circles of an alleged bribery scandal involving one Sheshela and being linked to the club,” it said.

Asante Kotoko have been named in a recent bribery scandal by Referee Robert Mensah involving one Kofi Oduro “Shilshila”.

Mr. Oduro who is known to be a staunch Kotoko supporter and close ally of Dr. Kwame Kyei, the Chief Executive Officer of the club is alleged to have bribed the referees with an amount of GHc8,000.

The agreement was to influence the outcome of the match against Obuasi Ashanti Gold FC in the NC Special Cup played at the Len Clay Stadium on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

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