CITI Sports can confirm that Kumasi Asante Kotoko earned 88,157 Ghana Cedis ($8,469.10) in net gate proceeds from its game against Accra Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
In an exclusive interview, Acting National Sports Authority (NSA) Ashanti Regional Director, Emmanuel Appiah detailed the high profile game recorded a gross sum of 214, 680 Ghana Cedis.
However, a breakdown from the administrator highlighted a huge sum of money that went into taxes and percentage deductions by associated bodies including the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and GHALCA (Ghana League Clubs Association).
He stated the NSA’s regional body earned 12, 594 Ghana Cedis from the Kotoko-Hearts and that amount goes directly into the maintenance of the Baba Yara Stadium.
However, he indicated this amount isn’t enough to cover the cost for pitch preparations to host Ghana’s biggest football club matchup that cost at least 50,000 Ghana Cedis.
The game ended 1-1 with a handful of controversies making the headlines with both teams in dire need of a debut win in the 2022-2023 betPawa Ghana Premier League season.
In a related development, Kotoko has filed an official complaint to the GFA over what the club deemed as poor officiating during the game.
Earlier today, Accra Hearts of Oak parted ways with head coach Samuel Boadu.