Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko will compete for the 2023 Presidents Cup, with the winner receiving GHC 50,000.
The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), which is in charge of organizing the game, announced that it has reached an agreement with the various stakeholders to use the Ghana Premier League matchday 20 clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko as the President’s Cup.
Therefore, the winner of today’s Presidents Cup between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko will receive 50,000ghc.
“The Ghana League match between giants, Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko_SC scheduled for Sunday March 5 in Accra, will serve as the 2023 President’s Cup.
“The winner of the tie will be crowned champion with President Nana Akufo-Addo in attendance”, GHALCA confirmed in a statement.
The reason for using the Premier League clash between the two Ghanaian giants on Sunday, March 5, 2023, according to GHALCA president Kudjoe Fianoo, is due to the football calendar’s tight schedule.
“We went to the World Cup, so the league had to go on break.” “We have been looking for a date, and we had to turn our attention to the league fixtures because there was no free day due to how the season is packed”.
“The winner of the match will get GHC 50,000 and the runner up will get GHC 30,000,” he said on Happy FM.
The former Ashantigold Chief Executive Officer also explained the formalities for the game.
“If the game ends in a draw, it will go straight to the penalty shootouts to determine who wins the game.”
Hearts of Oak go into the game as defending champions after beating Kotoko 2-1 last year.