Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Kwadwo Baah Agyemang has encouraged the newly appointed board of directors of Asante Kotoko to fashion out a management practice that will position the club as a corporate entity.
According to Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, the Kumasi based club is not any ordinary team and for that matter, should be run with the highest standards possible.
He added that, the club is endowed with fellows from all sort of professionals who can be tapped to bestow unto the club the best of managerial skills to ensure that they can be compared with other football club in the world
In a statement delivered at Ceetakel hotel during the Kumapem Supporters which is a fan base of Kumasi Asante Kotoko when they honoured some legends of the club, the NSA Board chair said, “Kotoko should be manage as a corporate entity. It is so disappointing that the two most glamourous clubs in Ghana, Kotoko and Hearts of Oak are struggling, a big club like Hearts of Oak, do not have a pitch to train and this is really an indication of how our clubs is being managed”.
“I want the new board of Kotoko to come out with a different style which will propel the club to where we all aspire it to be. They should come out with a policy, programs and plans that when they are no more any individual or group of individuals who assumes the club management won’t deviate and bring any foreign programs to derail the club journey into real professionalism. I travelled to Egypt and passed by Al Ahly club and I was so overwhelmed at the model they have structured for the club and that is why we are always following and giving them attention”.
“Kotoko board members should leave a legacy so that some years to come Ghana can boast of their achievements. Looking at how big Kotoko is, they should be given more attention where the smaller clubs will learn from them.”
“When you look at the big people rallying behind the club, they are not supposed to be where they are now at all. The club should be a role model for smaller clubs to learn from”, he said.