Connect with us


Kotoko Pull CAF to CAS Over Champions League Elimination



Kotoko To Leave Ghana For Pre-season Tour In Dubai

Asante Kotoko are heading to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to challenge their elimination from the Caf Champions League.

The Porcupine Warriors were booted out of the competition without playing the second leg of their first-round fixture against Al Hilal in Sudan after the match was called off.

Al Hilal were awarded a 2-0 victory following disagreements over Covid-19 cases prior to kickoff. 

Read Also:  Big News: Ajax Star Mohammed Kudus Arrives in Ghana for 2023 AFCON Showdown!

READ ALSO; Video: Cristiano Ronaldo Voted ‘Player of the Century’ at The Globe Soccer Awards

Kotoko could not raise enough players for the encounter in Omdurman after reports that seven of their players (and up to four officials) had tested positive for the virus.

Kotoko had travelled to Sudan with 22 players, while CAF rules dictate that a team needs to have at least 15 players for a game to start.

Read Also:  Former Ghanaian Footballer Urges National Team To Recall Afena-Gyan (See Details)

However, Kotoko claim they have substantial evidence that the Covid results, supervised by the host club, were questionable.

Kotoko, due to the elimination from the CAF CL, have dropped to the Confederation Cup. Their opponents for the playoff will be revealed on Friday.

Read Also:  Tuchel’s Salary Slashed After Move to Bayern - Here’s Why!

READ ALSO; Video: Stonebwoy Displays His Biking Skills As He Welcomes Davido At The Airport

Kotoko were chasing their first Champions League group stage appearance since 2006.
They had travelled to the North African country with the cautious optimism of overturning the 1-0 defeat in the first leg in Accra on December 23.

Share with Friends:

Follow US on Facebook

Africa Business Directory

Are you looking to increase your company's online presence in Africa? List your company on our No.1 business directory in Ghana & business directory in Africa as a whole on