The two giants of Ghana Football will extend their rivalry in a far away land in an Independence Day fixture in England next month.
The historic clash is set to kick off on March 7, 2020, at 6:00pm at the Barnet Stadium in London, England to mark Ghana’s 63rd Independence Anniversary.
Despite approval from the Sports Ministry , the GFA also considered the letters written to them by the two clubs stating they will be leaving the country on 4th March 2020.
In a statement confirming that the match had been sanctioned, the GFA said it took into consideration letters from both Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak indicating their acceptance to honour the match, as well as their plans to leave Ghana on March 4, 2020, and return to Ghana on March 8, 2020, to continue with the Ghana Premier League.
"The GFA, due to the national nature of the match in commemorating Ghana's 63rd Independence Anniversary, took into consideration the blessing of the Ministry of Youth and Sports before granting the approval," the statement said.
"At a meeting held today at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Minister gave guidance for the successful organisation of the match to project Ghana Football to the rest of the world".
Represented at the meeting was the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr Frank Quist, GFA President Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, the GFA General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo, organisers Justin Addo and Nana Yaw Amponsah.
The match is said to project Ghana Football to the rest of the world and also give Ghanaians in the United Kingdom the opportunity to see their teams lock horns in London.