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Alhaji Grusah warns Kotoko and Ashanti Gold on the decision to compete in Africa

Don’t go and disgrace yourself’ – owner and bankroller of Premier League side King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Grusah, warns Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold after the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced they will be representing the nation in Africa come next season.

The highest decision-making body of the GFA, the Executive Council, released a statement to confirm the cancellation of the 2019/2020 football season, and further cited Kotoko and Ashanti Gold will be representing the country in the Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively.

Ashanti Gold team

This decision from the FA has drawn a lot of comments and criticisms from players, football administrators and analysts with Aduana Stars forward Yahaya Mohammed claiming Kotoko does not deserve to play in Africa.

Latest to join the bandwagon of advice is Grusah who believe lack of football activities in the country has rendered all clubs inactive and that could be a recipe for disaster should they decide to compete in CAF’s inter-club competition next year.

Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold preparing to play a Premier League game

“Allow them to go and disgrace themselves,” Grusah told Kumasi FM.

“They represented the country during the era of the Normalization Committee and brought nothing better but shame.

The experienced football administrator also advised the clubs to be wary of tickets sales at the stadium during match days.

“No one can seize them from participating if they have their money. But they should be mindful especially with their gate proceeds. Some management members capitalize on that to dupe the club.

“Nonetheless, we cannot waste our slot hence they can keep on trying. It may be better for them someday,” he advised.

By: Kofi Amoah
Twitter: @milikykophy

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