Kotoko deny Champions League withdrawal reports

Asante Kotoko have squashed reports of their imminent withdrawal from the next edition of the CAF Champions League.

The Porcupine Warriors are returning to the continental flagship club competition following their triumph in the domestic top flight.

Kotoko, like many Ghanaian clubs are however struggling to raise the resources needed to compete in Africa – leading to social media reports they intend to pullout from the competition.

But the club’s acting General Manager Opoku Nti saye these reports are untrue and that the club is poised to compete once more again in the Champions League.

“If we decide not to participate in the African Clubs Champions League, our first point of call will be the Ghana Football Association (GFA),” Nti told Graphic Sports.

“Professionally, we will officially write to inform the FA about our decision but not resort to the social media as is being speculated around the country.

“We don’t deal with any social media, but deal directly with the GFA. So I wonder why some people can concoct such stories and put them in the social media.

“The news is never true, but a formof propaganda meant to deny us financial support from individuals and organisations willing to help us participate in such a prestigious competition.”