Kumasi Asante Kotoko, the renowned Ghanaian Premier League team, is set to face Ivorian giants Asec Mimosas in the upcoming 2024 President's Cup. The highly anticipated match is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
This edition of the President's Cup holds special significance as both Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara are expected to grace the ceremony. The prestigious annual one-match encounter is designed to honour the sitting President and has been a tradition for many decades.
What makes this event even more noteworthy is that it marks the first time a foreign club, Asec Mimosas from Ivory Coast, has been invited to participate in a President's Cup match. Asante Kotoko boasts an impressive record in the competition, having secured victory in the President's Cup eight times, making them the most successful team in the history of the tournament. Meanwhile, the defending champions, Hearts of Oak, have claimed the title six times.
Football enthusiasts and supporters eagerly anticipate the clash between these two football powerhouses, and the presence of the two heads of state adds an extra layer of significance to the event. The President's Cup remains a cherished tradition that unites football fans and celebrates the strong football culture in Ghana.