Kumasi Asante Kotoko may be granted the opportunity to represent Ghana in this years Confederation Cup after Medeama setback.
With Medeama’s decision to pull the plugs on their involvement following their FA Cup heartbreak, it appears there will be no representation from Ghana for the CAF Confederation Cup next season.
Ashanti Gold, the FA Cup finalist who are the only team left with a chance to represent the country, do not have a licence.
The murky situation and the lack of time means Medeama must be convinced to participate if the country want to have two representatives in both the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup.
The two-time FA Cup winners believe their inability to clinch their third title has taken shine off their bid to represent the country in the Africa inter-club competition next season.
Six Premier League clubs including Medeama applied for licence to participate in the African competition amid hopes of clinching the FA Cup.
However, the side’s 3-0 semi-final defeat to Hearts of Oak has drastically reduced its interest in participating in the competition – urging the winner of the Cup final to take the remaining slot available.
Medeama want to only represent the country on sporting grounds- thus deciding against participating in the competition after missing out on the crown.
This means the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association will have to take a decision on the next line of action following Medeama’s withdrawal.
It’s unclear if the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will grant the miners a special dispensation to represent the nation next term.
With Hearts of Oak annexing the league crown, the Phobians will represent the country in the CAF Champions League regardless of the outcome of the FA Cup.
That meant Medeama will take that place after Asante Kotoko – the other club granted license to participate in Africa exited the competition.
The other finalist Ashanti Gold failed to submit bid, means the outcome of a potential title win against Hearts could be inconsequential.
This leaves Kumasi Asante Kotoko the only remaining club with CAF’s License to part take in the continental competition. It is however not known if Asante Kotoko will given this opportunity to represent the country.