The Normalization Committee (NC) for the Ghana Football Association has extended financial support of $30,000 to Asante Kotoko for their 2018/19 Caf Confederation Cup campaign.
A statement on the official website of the country’s football governing body Wednesday morning said:
“The NC is following the GFA tradition of supporting Ghanaian clubs who represent the country in continental club competitions.
This gesture is consistent with the greater vision of the NC to ensure that Ghanaian clubs in general thrive under their watch.
Having missed out on the October 15 deadline set by Caf for its affiliated national associations to submit their candidates for the 2018/19 Caf Inter- Club competitions, the NC appealed to Caf to extend its deadline for the submission of names of Ghanaian clubs.
The extension created a golden opportunity for Asante Kotoko to represent Ghana in this year’s Caf Confederation Cup.
This was after the Normalization Committee and the clubs had unanimously agreed not to put forward representatives for the 2018/19 Caf Inter Club competitions.
In addition to this, the NC liaised with government to put together a package for Ghanaian clubs that will represent the country in continental club competitions. Kotoko being the maiden beneficiaries of this new scheme received $150,000 from government.
It is our fervent hope that this will motivate the porcupine warriors to conquer ZESCO Football Club and advance to the next stage of the competition. Kotoko has a rich history and Ghana is backing you for victory.
Once again the NC pledges unflinching support to Kumasi Asante Kotoko,” it ended.
Asante Kotoko are scheduled to leave Ghana for Zambia via Ethiopia this morning for their March 17 final group game with ZESCO in Ndola.