Talks are far advanced between Asante Kotoko management and Hisense to reconsider the sponsorship package for opposing players who score winning goals against the Porcupines.
The Porcupines in an ‘unpopular’ contract agreement with Hisense paid any opponent that scored the winning goal against them. The club and their sponsors have so far paid GH₵35,000 Ghana Cedis for losing 7 matches of the season, enough to deny them the Premier League title.
The deal, seen as motivational enough for an opponent to score against the Fabulous club has come as shocking to many fans of the Red Army.
Nana Yaw Amponsah in an interview with Oyerepa FM reiterated that they engaged with Hisense in a meeting to reconsider that sponsorship package, going in favour of opposing players because of the concerns raised by their supporters which Hisense has agreed to abrogate that deal.
Nana Yaw Amponsah explains that, the deal to award opposing players have been scrapped off with Hisense increasing the money to GH₵9,000 which GH₵4,000 will be given to the players after every win or drawn game and GH₵4,000 goes to the Old Players Association (AKOPA) when the team wins a game. He further reiterated that, five fans after every game will earn GH₵200 each in a draw.
Elmina Sharks’ Tahir Mensah became the 7th player to score the winning goal against the Fabulous club, after Michael Yeboah of Olympics, Samuel Bioh of Aduana Stars, Alhaji Mustapha of Elmina Sharks, Richard Boadu of Medeama SC and Daniel Afriyie Barnie of Hearts of Oak and Stephen Owusu of Bechem United did that earlier in the season.