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February 23rd: ‘SaveGhanaFootball’ Demonstration Set to Hit Kumasi



February 23rd: ‘SaveGhanaFootball’ Demonstration Set to Hit Kumasi

A coalition of sports journalists in the Ashanti Region has outlined their intention to stage a demonstration aimed at addressing what they perceive as a decline in football within the country. Their proposed action includes petitioning Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as part of their advocacy efforts.

This initiative follows a similar demonstration conducted by sports journalists and enthusiasts in Accra the previous week, which aimed to express dissatisfaction with the Black Stars’ disappointing performance in the recently concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Atta Poku, the organizer of the planned protest, conveyed to Citi News that the group had already engaged various stakeholders and had decided to commence their demonstration at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, culminating at the regional coordinating council, where they intend to submit their petition to the Ashanti regional minister.

He elaborated, stating, “The plan is that it is going to happen on February 23, and we have actually delivered a petition to various stakeholders, so we intend to ramp up what we have done to expedite action on the engagement that is ongoing after the first demonstration. We are planning to actually converge on the seat of football, which is the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, at 9 am, just as it happened in Accra. We will go through the Wesley Roundabout, and the regional coordinating council will be the final destination, so a petition will be sent to the regional minister and Asantehene because of his involvement with Asante Kotoko.”

Source: ghmediahub