Kotoko’s Nemesis: What Has Gone Wrong For The African Giant? – Saddick Adams Explains2 min read
Sports Journalist, Saddick Adams Obama has dived deep into the scourge of once Ghana football club giant, Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club.
Kotoko previously hailed as one of the biggest clubs in Africa, now face challenges in competing on the Africa and domestic front, having gone trophyless last season.
The club has not won an African title in four decades, a far cry from their dominant performances in the CAF Champions League during the 1970s and 1980s.
According to Saddick Adams, the woes of the Porcupine Warriors have got to do with mismanagement and bad leadership.
Speaking on Ama Ghana Morning Show on Time FM on Monday, July 24 2023, he believed that Kotoko should have changed their mode of management style over the years.
“Kotoko is going down and everyone knows it. They are going down further more,” he said.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s Intervention
Interim Management Committee For The Club.
Owner and life patron of Asante Kotoko, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II announced a four-member Interim Management Committee (IMC) to run the affairs of the club.
This follows the dissolution of the 12-member board of directors led by Dr Kwame Kyei and the management led by Nana Yaw Amponsah and the expiration of their mandate.
They include Nana Apinkra Akwasi Awua who is the Kontomponiaferehene and a chartered accountant.
Other members include former Black Stars coach, James Kwesi Appiah, Dr Prosper Narteh Ogum, who has been named the new head coach, and Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi, who will serve as the administrative manager.
Reacting to the appointment made by the Asantehene, Obama said the owner and the life patron of the club take decisions on his own time.
He said nobody can appoint IMC without notifying the Asantehene.
“He has done his appointment and you can’t argue. We haven’t started the league yet so there is more time for the committee,” he stated.
However, Saddick Adams suggested that Manhyia can support one chairman of the club financially to run the affairs of the club.