Asante Kotoko earns $110,000 from ticket sales in beating Kano Pillars
Kotoko lost the first leg 3-2 in Nigeria, but they managed to sail through after a second-leg win at the Baba Yara Stadium.
The 40,528 capacity stadium was almost filled, with the porcupine Warriors reportedly accumulating $110,000 as gross income from ticket sales versus Kano Pillars in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko advanced to the next stage of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League, earning a chance to face Tunisia’s Etoile Sahel in the next phase.
Not many clubs in Nigeria earn as much as half of that amount, with Enyimba, Kano Pillars, Enugu Rangers and Plateau United among the top drawers in attendance in the country’s club football. But then not much is made public as their gate takings as most of the fans don’t pay to watch matches.
Enyimba hosted Rahimo of Burkina Faso in an empty stadium due to CAF sanctions, while Niger Tornadoes, who have been knocked out of the CAF Confederation Cup, played their matches at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, which has less than 30,000 capacity.
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