By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah
Kumasi Asante Kotoko have pulled out the Normalisation Special Competition, effectively ending any hope of their impending clash with rivals Hearts of Oak.
Kotoko had threatened to abandoned the competition if the NC did not grant their requests for the game to be played at either a neutral venue or on a home and away basis.
The NC responded on Monday and told Asante Kotoko that their request could not be granted.
Kotoko were scheduled to play Hearts of Oak on June 16 in a one off semi finals in Accra.
But the Porcupine Warriors wrote a letter to the NC asking for the game to be played at a neutral venue or on a home and away basis and quoted the competition regulation to back their point.
However, after waiting a week without response, the NC finally responded to Kotoko on Monday, accused Kotoko of quoting an alien regulation and insisted that the game will be played in Accra, the home of the team that topped its Zone as per the competition regulations.
On Tuesday morning, Kotoko released a statement confirming their decision to pull out. It is unclear whether the Porcupine Warriors will be persuaded to rescind their decision or not.
Kotoko were also set to play a quarter final game against Berekum Arsenal in the NC Special Tier 2 competition.