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Kotoko-Hearts clash sets new gate proceeds record with $130,000

Kotoko-Hearts clash sets new gate proceeds record with $130,000Ghana’s biggest derby involving Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko has set a new revenue record for the country.

The super clash between the two giant team recording an amazing $130,000 (GHC 726,380) following Sunday’s match.

The amount is the highest amount any football match has earned in a match following the Ghana Premier League matches in Accra.

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“The amount from the gate proceeds in the Hearts of Oak clash with Asante Kotoko was GHC 726,380,” National Sports Authority PRO Charles Amoah revealed in an interview.

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The previous record was held by Kotoko last year when they played Cameroonian side Coton Sport Garoua in the CAF Confederation Cup in Kumasi and earned them GHC 639,000 ($114,618).

Prior to that record, the highest proceeds recorded over the years was in 2014 when Ghana spanked Egypt 6-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Kumasi that recorded a little over GHC 400,000 ($71,748).

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The new record held by Hearts versus Kotoko match on Sunday ended 2-1 in favour of Asante Kotoko.

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