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Asante Kotoko bid for Hearts striker Mahatma Otoo

Published on: 02 July 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

Asante Kotoko have made an official bid to sign Hearts of Oak striker Mahatma Otoo, can confirm.

The official notification follows a staggering declaration by the Executive Chairman Dr. KK Sarpong of the Kumasi-based club’s intent to sign the 20-year-old which was last week exclusively revealed by

The shocking revelation by Dr. Sarpong raised several doubts of Kotoko's resolve to actually walk the talk but this assertion has been well put to bed after the Premier League champions made their interest official on Thursday.

"We have sent an e-mail of our bid to Hearts of Oak and we are expecting a response to that also through official channels," Kotoko's Administrative Manager Ben Nti told

Hearts have meanwhile declared they are not prepared to sell Otoo unless the leading striker decides to leave which by the look of things appear highly unlikely.

Hearts' Chief Executive Fred Crentsil will nevertheless hold a meeting with the 2011 All Africa Games Top Scorer and gold medalist before responding accordingly to Kotoko's proposal.

Kotoko are looking to assemble a solid side for their Premier League title defence and also to make a meaningful impact on their return to continental competition in the CAF Champions League.

The Porcupine Warriors are already favourites to sign exciting forward Uriah Asante whose loan spell with the Phobians expired at the end of the last campaign.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • KT says:
    July 02, 2012 09:17 am
    Yeah, sit down and iron things out with Otoo. If he wants to leave, let him go. In as much as he is vital to the squad, he, like Uriah have to let their hearts decide if he wants to stay or not. Perhaps, their departure will be the tonic to Hearts' success.
  • Chinchinga Lapaz says:
    July 02, 2012 10:00 am
  • Paa says:
    July 02, 2012 10:17 am
    Well this is how the Charles Taylor issue started sometime back. Don't trust these players when they see money.
  • Emmanuel fosu-mensah says:
    July 02, 2012 11:31 am
    Ahh....dis kotoko management paa...what have they seen in mahatma otoo...he cant match any of our strikers...
  • Boss fr Cinkasi says:
    July 02, 2012 02:18 pm
    Dr k k sarpong I respect u alot but dont let me lose my respect,what is wrong with u masa?Leave Otoo alone, u have good players dan us and ur still chasing our few good players why?Our managements and board members must also talk to players well in terms of spending money in eir salaries and bonus othewise hmmm!!!
  • francozola says:
    July 02, 2012 03:41 pm
    to be honest with u am a big fan of our darling club Asante kotoko but what our own chairman is trying to do will not the cause of the club but will bring disunity kotoko have all the quality players in the country right now n they can match up any club in Africa all what DR kk sarpong need is some few players to brief up the squad we ve right now i heard that Eric bekoe want to come back SAM Ayew yeboah,Uriah asante, Bismark seidu of dwarfs and rashidi sumalia these are the players DR KK Sarpong have to go for or sign for our campaign for Africa champion league and also to defend our league title next season not OTOO please doc we supporters beg you dont make a mistake a go for OTOO and once again am appealing to DOC not to put Stephen odour on transfer list becos as the saying goes the stone which was rejected will one day become useful
  • siame says:
    July 02, 2012 05:46 pm
    pls in capital letters undalin wit read pen leave mahatman otoo 4 us,upon al ur best players.ei kotoko ne adofodope