Only 10,000 fans would be admitted to the Accra Sports Stadium in Sunday’s Ghana Premier League Super Clash between rivals Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak.
The 10,000 spectators represent 25 percent quota permitted by the government of the West African nation to be allowed into the various stadiums in the country to watch league matches.
Tickets went on sale on Friday in Ghana’s capital – Accra and has been reportedly sold out as fans rushed to the various sale points to purchase the tickets just a little over an hour when it went on sale.
Hearts of Oak petitioned the Ministry of Youth and Sports to increase the number of spectators to be admitted to the 40,000-capacity stadium.
But, the government turned their request down and insisted only 25 percent of the fans will be allowed to witness the game.
Hearts and Kotoko are big rivals in Ghana and represent one of biggest football rivalries in the world.
Hearts of Oak, former winners of the CAF Champions League, Super Cup and CAF Confederation Cup, lead the Ghana Premier League table with 56 points. But, their leadership of the table is only supported by their superior goal aggregate as Kotoko also on same points.
It is widely expected that Sunday’s game will determine which of the two teams will win the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League title.
Hearts have not won the Ghanaian league title since 2009 but have sparkled in their last 8 games in the league with Great Olympics the only side to have managed to hold them to a draw.