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Kotoko must check revenue leakages at gates — Nana Yaw Owusu

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Kotoko must check revenue leakages at gates — Nana Yaw Owusu

A former management member of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Owusu, has advised the management of the club to consider selling advance tickets, as well as plug all the loopholes in their ticket management system in order to maximise revenues when Kotoko play host to Coton Sport Garoua at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.

Kotoko take a 3-2 lead into the return leg clash of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff, with the winner qualifying for the group phase of the competition.

He said existing bottlenecks during the sale of tickets at the gates on match days and a lack of innovative ticket management system had created avenues for a lack of accountability as individuals have profited at the expense of Kotoko and denied the club projected revenues.

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“The time has come for the management of Kotoko to sell advance tickets through popular radio stations in Kumasi and Accra, and also use the banks [as sales points] ahead of big matches to ensure that all tickets are well accounted for,” Nana Yaw Owusu advised during an interview with the Daily Graphic.

Despite a large turnout in their last Confederation Cup match against Kariobangi Sharks of Kenya last month, Kotoko bagged GH¢235,000 after all deductions, a figure that raised suspicion of possible ticket racketeering at the gates.

Nana Yaw Owusu, onetime vice chairman of the Ghana Football Association, said he noted that Kotoko’s splendid away performance against Coton Sport last Sunday must be a source of motivation for their fans to turn out at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to rally behind the team to eliminate the Camerounians to advance to the group stage of CAF’s second-tier club competition.

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The former football administrator said it was imperative that Kotoko’s management find innovative ways of promoting Sunday’s match to guarantee a high turnout by fans, as well as put in place a mechanism to minimise revenue leakages and also ensure every ticket sold was accounted for.

“It is important for management to block any channel that could be used to siphon money from the club in order to ensure revenue maximisation.

“Kotoko is a lone ranger this year so far as Ghanaian clubs in Africa is concerned.

That is why we all need to provide the needed support in cash and kind for them to go far,” he added.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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Lecturer’s Betslip Pops Up On Screen During Lectures

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It was a hilarious moment when a University lecturer’s betway betslip poped up on screen during his lesson.

The students started hailing and chanting his name whilst others burst into uncontrollable laughter.

According to sources, the lecturer used the projector which is connected to an external drive to explain his lesson but unfortunately, his betslip was on display instead of the picture he wanted to show his students.

It’s no doubt that betting is the new way of making money. With the rich and grown men into it, why wouldn’t the youth follow their footsteps since some claim it’s the easiest way to get rich.

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Source: ENewsGhana.com

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Hearts Of Oak Humbled By Kumasi Asante Kotoko At Accra Sports Stadium

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko have trashed their long-standing rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak to a 2-1 defeat at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday the 26th of January, 2020.

The first meeting between the two mammoth clubs in Ghana in 2020 ended in tears for the Phobians.

Kotoko were off to a good start when Justice Blay headed home from a lovely cross on the 11th-minute mark.

The hosts got their equalizer in the 64th minute when their talisman Joseph Esso took advantage of a loose ball in Kotoko’s penalty box.

The game was heading for a stalemate before Kotoko’s Naby Keita snatched the maximum points for the Porcupine Warriors from the penalty spot.

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From the league table, Kotoko have now moved to the fourth position with 12 points in their first 6 games.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi To Become The 5th Top Goalscorer In Football History

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5-time world footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the fifth top goalscorer in football history as he has overtaken Gerd Muller on the list.

Cristiano Ronaldo is now in the fifth position after his goal-scoring run for Juventus with as his outstanding brilliance singlehandedly inspired Juventus to a comfortable yet narrow 2-1 victory over Parma at the Allianz Stadium last weekend.

Ronaldo has now scored staggering 736 goals in 1028 games at the top level with only a few footballers including Hungarian icon Ferenc Puskas who has 747 goals and Selecao legend Pele who has 767 leading him.

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However, should Ronaldo’s goalscoring run continue, he might overtake these two legends.

Brazilian legend, Romario is the second-highest goalscorer in history with 772, while Czech-Austrian legend Josef Bican is the most prolific goal-scorer with 805 goals.

Here are the top goalscorers in history according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)

1. Josef Bica: 805 goals

2. Romario: 772 goals

3. Pele: 767 goals

4. Ferenc Puskas: 747 goals

5: Cristiano Ronaldo: 736 goals

6. Gerd Muller: 735 goals

7. Lionel Messi: 717 goals

Source: ENewsGhana.com

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