J.A. Kufuor Cup Match: Why the replay?

Primeval Media- organizers of the J.A. Kufuor Cup match between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Obuasi Ashgold, has said, the proposed replay of the match, was at the instruction of Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister and other stake holders.

The match failed to produce a winner after 120 minutes of action, last Sunday, with the organizers calling for a replay, amidst protests from fans and media.

A statement signed by Jeffery Asare, Executive Director of Primeval Media said, the Regional Minister, in consultation with the headline sponsors, Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) and the two clubs, decided on the replay after 120 minutes of action.

“Mr. Osei-Mensah, in a meeting with stakeholders, insisted that, the replay would further build unity among the two clubs, as animosity between them in recent times, had not been the best,” the statement added.

The statement said, the Regional Minister at the meeting noted that, the massive attendance provided, an opportunity for the region to whip up the support and interest of people in football after months of starvation, following the Anas Expose.

The minister also noted that, it was a critical opportunity to revive and build a strong support base for the two teams in the region, he supervises.

The statement however apologized to fans, the media and the general public for the unfortunate incident.

It also expressed appreciation to Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister for the successful organization the match.

“We also wish to express appreciation to Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI, who represented Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Professor Patrick Twumasi, Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), for their kind support.

“We are also grateful to headline sponsors Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) and other supporting sponsors such as, SIC Insurance Company Limited, Royce Energy Drink, Hisense

Ghana Limited, aegis, Ghana Gas Company and Ghana Free Zones Board for providing the needed financial backing for the organisation of the match.

As an organisation we cannot ignore the massive support the media provided us before, during and after the match.

“The likes of Kessben FM and TV, Nhyira Fm, Otec FM, Angel FM, Luv FM, Sika FM, Ash FM, Light FM, Daily Graphic, Daily Guide, add the ff media houses Silver Fm,  .Oyerepa FM,  Hello FM, UTV, TV3 and all media houses that supported our cause.

The many successes chalked in the historic match, cannot go without the influential role of the media.

We are indeed grateful for the tremendous support received from the media.”


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