2020/21 CAF Champions League: Asante Kotoko to host Nouadhibou behind closed doors

Asante Kotoko will host FC Nouadhibou in their CAF Champions League preliminary round 2nd leg fixture without fans.

This follows the government of Ghana’s rejection of a request by the Porcupine Warriors to allow fans at the stadium.

The Porcupine Warriors will host the Mauritanian champions at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

The first leg ended 1-1 in Mauritania last Sunday.

The Porcupine Warriors earlier petitioned the government to relax the Coronavirus restrictions that bar fans from attending football matches.

But the government has remained resolute on the stance that there won’t be compromises towards the imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.

The Communications Director of Asante Kotoko, Moses Antwi Benefo, has confirmed that the game will take place behind closed doors.

In an interview with Kumasi-based Silver FM, he said: “Our engagement with the COVID-19 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.

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