The Government of Ghana has straightaway rejected the Porcupine Warriors plea to allow fans at the stadium for their CAF Champions League encounter against Mauritanian club FC Nouadhibou.
The Ghanaian side will host Nouadhibou on Saturday in the second leg of the 2020/21 Caf Champions League preliminary stage return leg after a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg last Sunday.
Kotoko had written to government to allow have supporters at the Stadium on Saturday to cheer the club to victory but upon several deliberations between the government’s COVID-19 Task Force team, the plea from Kotoko was rejected.
Speaking in an interview with Silver FM, Communications Director of the club Moses Antwi Benefo said “our engagement with the COVID Taskforce team revealed that they aren’t ready to take things for granted. They insist we continue to play our matches behind closed doors. so we have agreed,’’
“It would have been wonderful with the fans, the excitement and the buzz. The presence of supporters cheering the boys would have buoyed the players to perform above themselves.
“But human lives matter so we have agreed to play behind closed doors,” he concluded