The replay of the 2019 President’s Cup between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, December 15 will no longer come off as scheduled.
Cup organizers, the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) in a press statement Thursday said the match reverts to Kumasi and deferred to December 22.
Kotoko had hosted their arch-rivals in Kumasi back in September but the game was stopped after about 10 minutes as a result of a downpour which rendered the Baba Yara Sports Stadium field unplayable.
The statement signed by Ghalca Chairman, Kudjoe Fianoo read:
“The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) would like to announce to the sporting public that the 2019 President’s Cup between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko has been moved to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday, December 22.
“In view of the latest development, the game fixed for Sunday, December 15, 2019, in Accra has been called off.”
“Following widespread consultation with principal stakeholders, GHALCA has decided to reschedule the match for Kumasi to serve as a precursor to the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League.
“GHALCA is committed to playing a key role in reviving football in the country to #BringBackTheLove.
“We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to fans in Accra in particular who have been desirous of watching their darling teams at the Accra Sports Stadium.”
Fascinatingly, GHALCA failed to allude to the obvious fact that the Accra Stadium playing field is in a deplorable state as a result of a musical concert that was held at the venue last week Sunday.