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Hearts, Kotoko to battle in maiden Democracy Cup

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Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin

Story by Michael Okuley

Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko will renew their rivalry following their selection by Parliament to battle in its maiden Democracy Cup.

The game, scheduled for Friday, July 5, 2024, was created to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the legislature.

As part of the activities for the event, Members of Parliament will face off with former Black Stars players in a curtain-raiser at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, who made the announcement in Parliament, also disclosed that the winner of the Hearts vs. Kotoko game would have the opportunity to play against United States-based club, DC United, in Washington.

Parliament last year celebrated its 30th anniversary since its establishment in 1993.

This follows the coming into effect of the 1992 Constitution and the return of the country to a democratic system of governance.

Rt. Hon. Bagbin said, “Due to the good works of this parliament, a few partners and stakeholders decided to support our work and proposed to us the establishment of what they refer to as the Democracy Cup, which would spice up the celebration of our 30th anniversary of the 1992 constitution and this parliament of the Fourth Republic.”

Other activities earmarked to commemorate the anniversary include parliamentary sittings and debates, peace walks, and fun games.

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