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Official: Asante Kotoko and Hisense renew partnership deal

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The electronic behemoths praised the club's dedication to achieve a shared objective. "Their dedication to excellence on and off the pitch perfectly aligns with our brand values." We have noticed not just enhanced brand visibility, but also a solid relationship with the Ghana Soccer fan base, which is simply extraordinary. The club's attempt to recapture the Ghana Premier League crown was wished success by the foremost name in electronics.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko has officially announced that the club has extended its partnership deal with electronics manufacturing giants, Hisense Ghana for a further three years.

Since the start of the 2020-2021 league season, Hisense has been the club’s official electronic partner, with whom it has partnered on a variety of activations.

The three-year renewal deal includes an unknown sum as well as items from the technology behemoths.

According to a statement issued by Hisense Ghana,

“We are thrilled to announce the extension of our partnership with Kotoko because we have witnessed the team’s passion, dedication, and hard work.”

The electronic behemoths praised the club’s dedication to achieving a shared objective.

“Their dedication to excellence on and off the pitch perfectly aligns with our brand values.” We have noticed not just enhanced brand visibility, but also a solid relationship with the Ghana Soccer fan base, which is simply extraordinary.

The club’s attempt to recapture the Ghana Premier League crown was wished success by the foremost name in electronics.

“ As we look ahead to this season, our expectations are high. We believe that the Kotoko team, with its talent and determination, will achieve great success on the pitch.”

“We are confident that they will continue to make us proud, and we are excited that we are part of the rich heritage History in Ghana football

Together with Kotoko, Hisense looks forward to an outstanding season filled with memorable moments and shared success. We are committed to supporting the team in every possible way and anticipate a season filled with remarkable achievements. Here’s to another season of excellence and memorable history.”

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Amanda Clinton on the 2023 GFA Elections Controversies: You need to offer them a sense of choice

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If Afriyie's qualifying remains valid, Kurt Okraku will run uncontested for the GFA Presidential seat. Afriyie's legal team, for its part, is planning to refer the issue to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential candidate Amanda Clinton is appealing for a “sense of choice” in the 2023 GFA elections.

She made this call in the midst of various legal squabbles surrounding the elections, which were initially scheduled for September 27 in Tamale but were postponed to a later date owing to an injunction issued by King Faisal Babies Football Club.

Aside from the aforementioned problem, GFA Presidential contender George Afriyie has been disqualified (at the time of writing) because one of his endorsers is ineligible.

This judgement was reached by the GFA Elections Committee, and the Appeals Committee supported the decision to exclude the former Vice GFA President.

“For an organization (GFA) screaming for that sense of game changer choice and him (incumbent GFA President Kurt Okraku) coming out and saying you know am the keeper of the safe, so to think for Ghana football et cetera, this is not how you do it.

Footballers -administrators are all the same people they are from the same cloth but you need to give a sense of choice” Lawyer Amanda Clinton said on Citi FM’s Eye Witness News.

If Afriyie’s qualifying remains valid, Kurt Okraku will run uncontested for the GFA Presidential seat. Afriyie’s legal team, for its part, is planning to refer the issue to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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2023 GFA Elections: George Afriyie heads to CAS over disqualification, seeks injunction from High Court elective congress

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This was in response to Mr Afriyie's appeal, in which he claimed the Elections Committee misdirected itself on the law of requirements to contest for the GFA Presidency, as well as misapplied article 8(3) of the GFA Regulations on Elections and article 13(2)(j) of the GFA Statutes 2019, resulting in the disqualification being deemed erroneous. Aside from that, the Elections Committee, which is meant to be composed of five members under article 54 of the GFA Statutes 2019, had six members during his vetting, which he claims is contradictory to the panel's authorised makeup.

George Afriyie, a disqualified GFA presidential hopeful, has urged his attorneys to submit an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Appeals Committee’s decision to maintain the Elections Committee’s order barring him from this year’s polls.

Aside from the CAS appeal, JoySports understands that an application for an injunction on the GFA elections would be filed before the Accra High Court.

The Appeals Committee denied Mr Afriyie’s appeal on the grounds that he did not satisfy the conditions to run for president of Ghana’s football governing body.

It noted that “The invalidity of any document cannot be cured by reference to article 8(3) of the Elections Regulations. Indeed, if Mr George Kwasi Afriyie had submitted invalid Tax Clearance Certificate or invalid Police Clearance Certificate, it would have made his nomination invalid.”

This was in response to Mr Afriyie’s appeal, in which he claimed the Elections Committee misdirected itself on the law of requirements to contest for the GFA Presidency, as well as misapplied article 8(3) of the GFA Regulations on Elections and article 13(2)(j) of the GFA Statutes 2019, resulting in the disqualification being deemed erroneous.

Aside from that, the Elections Committee, which is meant to be composed of five members under article 54 of the GFA Statutes 2019, had six members during his vetting, which he claims is contradictory to the panel’s authorised makeup.

However, the Appeals Committee said the said sixth person is an “…in-house lawyer of the Ghana Football Association. The lawyer was not part of the Vetting Team and did not ask George Kwasi Afriyie any question. The lawyer provided administrative assistance to the committee.”

In response to his position that the Committee breached rule of “Natural Justice and Fair Hearing” of his candidature when it failed, neglected, and refused to apply article 8(3) of the FA regulations on elections, the Appeals Committee said “…it is not a case that a Police Clearance Certificate or passport picture had not been included which would have warranted the application of article 8(3) of the Elections Regulations.”

On this basis, the committee dismissed his appeal. It is unknown when the appeal will be filed at CAS, but sources indicate “soon.”

Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer went to CAS in the recent FA elections after being disqualified by the Elections Committee.

The committee’s ruling was affirmed by CAS.

Source: myjoyonline.com

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‘Disposal jersey’ – NPP MP takes Asante Kotoko to the cleaners over poor jersey quality

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To the dismay of their fans, Asante Kotoko drew with Premier League returnees Hearts of Lions at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Nonetheless, coach Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum has advised supporters to be patient and believe in the squad because he has complete faith in them to provide regular performances that would delight the Porcupine family.

Davis Opoku Ansah, Mpraeso Constituency Member of Parliament, is one of many football fans who are unimpressed with the Kumasi Asante Kotoko kit for the 2023/2024 Ghana Premier League.

On Sunday, September 17, 2023, the Porcupines donned the jersey for the first time in their season opener against Hearts of Lions.

On social media, numerous Ghanaians who watched the game voiced discontent with the jersey’s quality and chastised the club’s Interim Management Committee for partnering with a manufacturer that, in their opinion, creates sub-par jerseys.

Davis Opoku Mensah expressed his displeasure with the shirt on social media, writing, “Never knew we had disposal jersey.”

Perhaps the players were wrongfully deprived of a commendable performance in their opening encounter of the season due to a lack of motivation in the shirt.

To the dismay of their fans, Asante Kotoko drew with Premier League returnees Hearts of Lions at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Nonetheless, coach Dr Prosper Narteh Ogum has advised supporters to be patient and believe in the squad because he has complete faith in them to provide regular performances that would delight the Porcupine family.

While Asante Kotoko lost at home, Hearts of Oak were defeated late by Real Tamale United in the first match of the season on Friday, September 15.

RTU picked up their first win of the season at the Ali Mahama Sports Stadium thanks to a custodian blunder by Richard Attah.

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