Asante Kotoko is set to make a formal request to the Government of Ghana to grant allow for fans to be present during their CAF Champions League preliminary round second leg fixture against FC Nouadibhou.
According to the club’s Communications Director, Moses Antwi-Benefo, the request will center on government allowing up to 20,000 fans for the decisive clash with the Mauritanian champions.
Asante Kotoko will host the encounter at the Accra Sports stadium this weekend and enter the game with a 1-1 result from the first leg in Mauritania last Sunday.
Currently, fans are not allowed to watch football games in Ghana as part of Corona Virus restrictions. League matches are played without fans likewise international matches involving the Black Stars.
The government of Mauritania allowed for some number of fans to watch the first leg encounter and Moses Antwi Benefo has communicated Kotoko’s intent on petitioning government to allow something similar happen.
“We are going to write to the government through the Sports Ministry to allow to us admit fans to the stadium”, Moses Antwi-Benefo told Happy FM in an interview.
“When we went to Mauritania, we inquired from them how the fans were at the stadium to watch the game and they indicated that the country laws allow fans to attend the games. CAF also granted them the permission based on the COVID-19 protocols in the country.
“So we will plead with the government to allow us to admit about 20,000 fans to the Accra Sports Stadium,” he said.