Wednesday Aug 11, 2021. 10:00
Following a special request by the Ghana Football Association [GFA], Medeama SC are set to be participants in the next edition of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Medeama had earlier decided against competing in the African club competition. This opened the possibility of AshantiGold, runners-up in the MTN FA Cup, and Asante Kotoko, Premier League runners-up, possibly slotting into the CAFCC for 2021-22, but those options closed due to failure to obtain a CAF interclub license and withdrawal respectively.
It seemed that Ghana would be without a representative in the Confed Cup (with league title winners Hearts of Oak playing in the next CAF Champions League), but an intervention from the FA has prevented this embarrassing situation, as reported by Modern Ghana.
Due to a special request from the GFA, the Confederation of African Football [CAF] has granted permission for Medeama to enter the tournament after a reversal of their decision not to participate.
The Mauve and Yellow have appeared in the CAFCC once before, reaching the group stage in 2016.
Medeama’s budget for the competition is being finalised for presentation to its sponsors Goldfields Ghana and Ghana Manganese Company Ltd for approval.
The preliminary round of the Confederation Cup is set to get underway in September after the FIFA international break.