Special Competition: AshantiGold eye win over Karela on Sunday

Published on: 13 June 2019

Chief Executive Officer of AshantiGold Frederick Acheampong says his club is determined to beat Karela United in the semi-final of the Normalisation Committee Special Competition in Obuasi on Sunday.

He revealed that coach Kjetil Zacharriason and his lads would approach the game with all seriousness at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

“Our ambition is to win on Sunday against Karela. They are a very strong team. We are taking this game very seriously. We beat them 1-0 at Obuasi last year but it was a very difficult game. The coach and his players are very focused and confident,” he told Graphic Sports Online.

Mr. Acheampong said he was hopeful that the return of some injured players would be key for his team in this all-important fixture.

“Against Karela, we hope to see the return of Richard Djodi and Mark Agyekum who picked up slight injuries in the game against New Edubiase and missed the game against Medeama SC,” he noted.

The winner of the encounter will meet the winner of the other semi-final match between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.

The winner of the final will represent the nation in next season’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League.

Ashgold topped Group A ahead of Asante Kotoko with 23 points, while Karela United finished second in Group B with 27 points.