Asante Kotoko have denied claims that that their partnership agreement with English side Sunderland has been terminated.
The two clubs entered into a partnership agreement in four years ago that will see Sunderland share its coaching and business expertise with the two-time African champions.
Reports emanted yesterday that Dick Advocaat’s side have parted cancelled the partnership agreement signed with the club in 2011 over lack of professionalism.
However, the board member and liason between Kotoko and Sunderland, Kabral Blay-Amihere has issued a press statement to debunk those stories.
Below is the press statement:
PRESS STATEMENT: KOTOKO BOARD ON PARTNERSHIP WITH SUNDERLAND
THE ATTENTION OF THE BOARD AND MANAGEMENT OF KUMASI ASANTE KOTOKO SPORTING CLUB HAS BEEN DRAWN TO REPORTS IN A SECTION OF THE GHANAIAN MEDIA ALLEGING THAT SUNDERLAND FOOTBALL CLUB WHICH PLAYS IN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE HAS TERMINATED ITS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH KOTOKO.
THE REPORTS ARE UNFOUNDED AND BASELESS SINCE SUNDERLAND HAS NOT COMMUNICATED ANY SUCH DECISION TO KOTOKO AS THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TWO PARTNERS REQUIRE IF AND EHEN ANY PARTY SEEKS TO UNDERTAKE SUCH A STEP.
IT IS THE EXPECTATION OF KOTOKO THAT THE SPORTING MEDIA WHICH HAS PROMOTED AND SUPPORTED KOTOKO THROUGHOUT THE YEARS WILL NOT DEPART FROM THIS ROLE BY REPORTAGE THAT DO NOT MATCH THE FACTS CONCERNING THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN KOTOKO AND SUNDERLAND.
BOARD MEMBER & LIASON BETWEEN KOTOKO AND SUNDERLAND
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