Kotoko advance to next stage of Confederation Cup? Featured

21 Nov 2018
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Kumasi Asante Kotoko could have a free pass to the next stage of the Confederations Cup without kicking a ball.


 

This is because Kotoko are expected to play the winner of the Cameroon FA Cup game between Ading FC and Wounded Lions.

The game is in jeopardy as the normalisation committee presiding over Cameroon football have not been able to schedule a date for the game.

Sources say the normalisation committee in Cameroon have been at the helm of affairs for almost 2 years after been given only six months by FIFA.

The source further says they have not been able to manage the affairs of football in the country.

Didier Banlock and Disaaice M. Michel, who are representatives from the Cameroonian Football Federation’s (FECAFOOT) flew to Ghana to meet Kotoko management to request for a postponement of the date for the expected first leg of the first preliminary round fixture of the Confederation Cup from November 28, 2018.

They explain that Cameroon would not be able to present a team for the game by the said date.

The Kotoko management in a letter signed by Chief Executive Officer, George Amoako, and addressed to the Secretary-General of the FECAFOOT,  Benjamin Didier Banlock, revealed that it cannot accept the proposal due to its own external commitments.

CAF released the 2018/19 Confederation Cup draw, two weeks ago, and handed Asante Kotoko a first home tie against an undisclosed Cameroonian club.

Banlock and Michel said that two clubs would have to play the final of an annual cup match after which the winner would be presented to CAF as the country’s representative in the Confederation Cup.

The match, according to the duo, will not come off until December this year since the country has elected a new president who has to go through state protocol to organise the game and also grace the occasion himself.

This would mean Kotoko will qualify automatically to the next stage of the competition without having to play a game.

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