Saturday Jun 06, 2020. 12:00
Ashanti Gold are ready to return to African club football and represent Ghana for a second straight season, according to coach Thomas Duah.
The Ghana Premier League (GPL) season has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the country’s government recently extending a ban on all sporting activities to 31 July.
This has opened the prospect that the suspended season will be cancelled and representatives for CAF club competition declared by the league, though the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have left a window open until the end of June to decide how they will finish the season.
As things currently stand, AshGold are placed fifth on the log, four points adrift of leaders Berekum Chelsea. The current GPL season had yet to reach its halfway mark by the time it was halted.
The Miners appeared in the 2019-20 CAF Confederation Cup and just midded out on reaching the playoff round, as they were defeated 4-3 on aggregate by Morocco’s RS Berkane.
“My team is ready to compete in Africa, technical team and management have discussed this, and should the opportunity come, we will go again and make sure we do better than we did the last time,” Duah told Oyerepa FM, as quoted by Football Ghana.
The current Confederation Cup campaign also remains suspended, with the semifinal ties – Pyramids v Horoya and Berkane v Hassania Agadir – waiting to be resumed if and when CAF deem it safe to return.