Chief Executive Officer for Asante Kotoko, George Amoako has refuted claims that the club has under-declared its gate proceeds from last Sunday’s game.
The Porcupine Warriors recorded what seemed like an almost full capacity when they dispatched Nigerian side, Kano Pillars 2-0 in the second leg of the preliminary round of qualifiers to book their ticket for the next stage on a 4-3 aggregate.
However, many connoisseurs have doubted the club’s managements declaration of the money gained at the gates. But the CEO speaking in an interview with ANGEL SPORTS explained that his outfit does not have any basis to suggest there was any foul play as their printed tickets weren’t sold out.
“I don’t have any basis to say that we should have raised more money from the gate proceeds than we did.” He said ” We printed a certain quantity of tickets and we knew the amount we would have raised should all the tickets have been sold out. However, What we printed wasn’t sold out and you don’t have any basis to count the attendance at the stadium, all that one can do is to only conjecture.” The CEO opined.
George Amoako revealed that despite the hasty conclusion by some portion of the media, the management of the club are content with what they gained though admits some individuals and groups were afforded free entry.
“But all put together, I feel the money we accrued from the gate thus; 516,000 Ghana Cedis is enough from the gate we collected that day.”
“It is possible a lot of people came in for free. Of course, there were certain groups which we allowed free entry to them and based on that, the attendance will be much more than the tickets sold but we don’t have any serious basis to dispute their claims. However, we are grateful for the attendance we recorded on Sunday.” He concluded.
Credit: Stephen Boadi – ANGEL SPORTS