Hearts/Kotoko to square off in Italy
Accra, Jan 30, GNA – The nation’s two most glamorous clubs,
Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko will square of
in Vicenza, Italy on March 3.
The match to be organised by Atlas Sports Management in
collaboration with Adspace is one of many sporting
activities marking the Golden Jubilee of Ghana’s
The Stadio Romeo Menti, in Vicenza will host the
Oliver Kwame Afful Arthur, Chief Coordinating Officer of the
match at a press briefing said the game is to determine the
supreme Club in the country as well as entertain Ghanaian
soccer fans resident in Italy.
“Considering the fierce rivalry between the two Clubs, which
can be compared to AC Milan and Inter Milan in Italy, a
neutral venue will be appropriate for justification of the
nation’s topmost clubs.”
The Chief Coordinating Officer explained that the choice of
Italy was reached considering the large number of Ghanaians
“Vicenza has the most populous Ghanaian community in Italy,
which makes it the most ideal city to host the event.”
Hotel reservation and all the necessary flight bookings have
been concluded for the game whilst the organizers await the
release of the two Clubs from the Ghana Football Association
Maxwell Addo, an official of Hearts of Oak confirmed to the
GNA Sports his Club’s participation, describing it as an
opportunity to stamp their dominance over their archrivals.
Kwame Baah-Nuakoh, Communications Director of Asante Kotoko
also assured of a competitive game with their regular
players in attendance.
At stake will be a giant trophy and a cash prize of 5000
Euros for the winning team.
Tickets for the match ranges from 10 Euros, 15 Euros to 20
Euros with Ghana Television expected to beam the match live
across the country.