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