The PRO of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kennedy Boakye Ansah, today on Kessben FM’s sports show debunked the rumours that Kotoko demanded ₵70, 000 from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) before they can telecast their game against Kano Pillars last Sunday.
There have been reports that Kotoko rejected the offer GBC made, as well as, a ₵40, 000 offer from Star Times.
According to him, GBC offered to give Kotoko ₵10, 000 and they even had their van at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium awaiting an order from Accra to broadcast the match. However, negotiations failed and they could not show the match on TV.
The CEO of Ashanti Gold, Fredrick Acheampong and a panellist on the show said that his club was paid ₵10, 000 by GBC and he was told by the Director of GBC had offered to give Kotoko ₵15, 000 for the broadcasting right. Ansah still insisted they were offered ₵10, 000 and indicated that he was part of the negotiations.
Ansah also denied the report that they wanted to sell the local broadcasting right to Light TV which belongs to the Executive Chairman of Kotoko, Dr Kwame Kyei.
Kotoko will play Tunisian club, Etoile du Sahel on either 13, 14 or 15 of September at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. A win for Kotoko would send them to the group of the competition for the first time in years.
by: Nana Asabere