Kotoko have moved to debunk recent media reports that Sunderland have terminated their relationship with the Porcupine Warriors.

These reports gained currency in the past few days.

Here is the full statement as sent to Joy Sports:

The attention of the board and management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club has been drawn to reports in a section of the Ghanaian media alleging that English Premier League side Sunderland has terminated its partnership agreement with Kotoko.

The reports are unfounded and baseless since Sunderland has not communicated any such decision to Kotoko as the memorandum of understanding between the two partners require if and when any party seeks to undertake such a step.

It is the expectation of Kotoko that the sporting media which has promoted and supported Kotoko throughout the years will not depart from this role by reportage that do not match the facts concerning the  partnership between Kotoko and Sunderland.