A massive crowd is expected at the Kumasi Sports Stadium on Saturday when Ghana play Uganda in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as gates will be open for free for fans to attend the game, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
This is the latest charm offensive being undertaken by the authorities to woo supporters back to support the Black Stars in the wake of their disappointing performance at the 2014 World Cup.
Tagged as the bid to thank Kumasi fans for their massive support for the Black Stars during the World Cup qualifiers, supporters of the national team will be allowed to watch the high-profile international game for free.
The king of the Ashantis, the Otumfuo, also joined in the bid on Thursday when he urged fans to come out in their number to support the team despite the failure at the World Cup.
The regional minister and the country’s sports minister met GFA officials on Thursday over fans for the match and have agreed to open the gates for free to ensure massive support against the Cranes.
“We have decided with together with the sports minister and the Ghana Football Association to open the gates for the match for free,” Ashanti Regional minister Dr, Sarpong said.