Asante Kotoko say they will, at an appropriate time, respond to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) letter asking them to provide reasons they want to change their home venue.
Due to renovation works at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Kotoko opted for the Accra Sports Stadium – the same home venue for four other teams including rivals Hearts of Oak.
But Kotoko, early this week, wrote to the FA seeking permission to move their home games to the Aliu Mahama Stadium in Tamale.
Local media reports suggest Kotoko want to leave Accra because there is a lot of pressure and congestion due to the number of clubs who use the venue.
But in a letter signed by General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo, the GFA said: “The Club Licensing Department has currently not raised any concerns with regards to your usage of the Accra Sports Stadium and in view of that, we would request that you officially notify us with your reasons for the request to change venue to aid in our decision making.”
Reacting to the GFA letter, Kotoko Communications Director, Moses Antwi Benefo says they will revert to the GFA at the right time as they are currently preparing for Caf Champions League second leg encounter against FC Nouadhibou of Mauritania.
“The communique we had from the FA today is that the information from the Club Licensing Board indicates that there was no negative effect to the Accra facility.
“And if we still maintain that we want to move to the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, we should give them the reason why we embark on that journey.
We would respond to that letter in due time, “he told Citi FM.
Kotoko’s match against Nouadhibou will be played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday. The Porcupine Warriors need a favorable result to progress after the first leg ended 1-1 in Mauritania.
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