The Normalisation Committee, mandated to run the Ghana Football Association, has granted Kotoko’s wish to participate in the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup.
The NC, in a letter, addressed to the club, disclosed it is going ahead to confirm Kotoko’s participation to Confederation of African Football.
The letter, signed by the Deputy General Secretary, Alex Asante, was in response to Kotoko’s petition to the Committee to revisit CAF statutes and allow them to represent Ghana in the continent’s second-tier inter-club championship.
At a stakeholders’ meeting last Friday, a decision was taken to bar clubs from playing in the continent’s inter-clubs competition due to the ongoing reforms in the country.
But Kotoko in their petition referenced CAF’s inter-club regulations, stating they are “statutorily empowered by the combined effects of section 1 (under General Provisions) and section IV(6) (under Engagements) in the new CAF Confederation Cup Regulations, approved on 10th January 2018, came into force immediately and signed by CAF President, Ahmad Amad, and Secretary General Amr Fahmy.
“Section IV (6) is to the effect that in the event a federation does not organise a cup competition for whatever reason, that federation has the right to present the participation request of the same club(s) that had previously won the federation’s cup. Asante Kotoko is the beneficiary as being the current holders of the FA Cup.”