Ghana FA President Kurt Okraku Blames Hearts and Kotoko for Low Attendance During Super Clash

Ghana FA President Kurt Okraku Blames Hearts and Kotoko for Low Attendance During Super Clash

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
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  • Ghana FA boss Kurt Okraku believes teams are to blame for poor attendance
  • Hearts of Oak defeated rival club Asante Kotoko at the Accra Sports Stadium
  • The clash between the two clubs on Sunday recorded low supporter numbers

President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku has apportioned blame to Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko for the low attendance of fans during the Super Clash on Sunday.

The biggest game on the Ghanaian football calendar between the two most glamorous clubs in the country recorded its worst ever patronage in recent years.

The Phobians defeated the Porcupine Warriors 1-0 to win the President Cup, but the talking point has been why fans are no longer interested in the domestic league.

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GFA boss, Kurt Okraku has blamed Hearts and Kotoko for the poor attendance during the Super Clash. Credit: @ghanafaofficial
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According to the FA boss, the problem has to do with the clubs and not the federation.

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"The two teams have a lot to do to bring back the fans. It’s up to Kotoko to ask why their fans aren’t consuming their game and the same as Hearts of Oak. The fans belong to the clubs and not the GFA, but we will do our part," he told Angel TV, as quoted by

The problem has been the same across other centres, with local clubs struggling to get fans into the stadiums.

Hearts victorious in Super Clash

Sports Brief also reported on AccraHearts of Oak winning the President Cup champions after defeating rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

Konadu Yiadom's second-half header ensured the Phobians also picked up all three points from the game, which also doubled as a league match.

With President, Nana Akufo-Addo in attendance, the two giants of Ghanaian football delivered a spectacle for fans at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Hearts fans console Kotoko supporter

A group of Hearts of Oak fans stayed behind to console an Asante Kotoko supporter after their victory in the President Cup game.

Sports Brief previously reported on the Phobians beating their sworn rivals, but fans set the rivalry aside in a heartwarming gesture.

For the second year running, Hearts of Oak have won the President Cup in Ghana at the expense of the Porcupine Warriors.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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