Sports News of Thursday, 3 January 2019
Black Stars head coach, Kwasi Appiah, has described the John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK) Cup match between AshantiGold and Asante Kotoko as a good test for the Pocupine Warriors as they prepare for the final eliminator against Coton Sport in the Africa Confederation Cup.
The Ashanti regional rivals will clash in a special contest at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to mark the 80th anniversary of Ghana’s former President, John Agyekum Kufuor.
Coach Appiah, an ambassador of the JAK Cup, believes that AshantiGold would offer Asante Kotoko a good opposition needed for their Confederation Cup match which comes off in two weeks time.
“This is a good test for Krobea Asante Kotoko as they prepare towards the Coton Sport game. Had it been against a lower side it would have been a different game altogether. AshantiGold will give Kotoko a good game on Sunday”, he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.
When asked whether Kotoko coach, Charles Kwablah Akonnor, should parade his top squad for the Sunday’s encounter, he said, “parading your stars for the game is a decision for the coach as Kotoko will have another week before the Coton Sport game, so I believe both sides will parade their best squad to entertain the fans. I pray for an injury-free game for both sides”.
Primeval Media, the organiser of the match, says the proceeds of the charity match will go to the John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK) Foundation to fund its development and leadership projects.