Nigeria Professional Football League Champions, Rivers United football club of Port Harcourt will battle Asante Kotoko, winner of the Ghana top league in the City Gate Super Cup clash on Wednesday August 24, 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey.
This confirmation was made on August 5 in Port Harcourt Rivers State after representatives of Rivers United, Asante Kotoko and organisers City Gate Travel and Tours put pen to paper to formalize documentation for the encounter.
Mr Mizbawu Issah, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of City Gate Travel and Tour agency speaking at the formalization ceremony of the Champions of Champions clash said the company wants to enhance the relationship of both teams just beyond brotherhood to other activities, sell the African culture and showcase talents, hence the decision to take the match to Turkey.
General Manager of Rivers United FC, Chief Dr Okey Kpalukwu stated that he was not surprised at the invitation considering what the club has been able to achieve as a brand. He further commended the organizers of the Super Cup, City Gate Travel and Tours for the offer as it will compliment the preseason programs already scheduled by the club’s management.
Asante Kotoko Communications and Brands Manager David Obeng Nyarko revealed that the players of the club are in high spirit as they see this clash as an opportunity to play against the best team in Nigeria.
Rivers United is scheduled for a preseason tour of Madrid, Spain as part of preparations for the CAF Champions League and the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League.