Watch Live Matches

Kotoko Executive Club 50 chairman blasts 'sleeping' board over direction

Published on: 23 July 2014
Paul Asamoah

Chairman of Executive Club 50 Paul Asamoah has fired a stinging pot shot at the club’s board for ‘sleeping’ on the job.

Asamoah claims the board are unjustifiably refusing to dissolve the current management team led by Samuel Opoku Nti.

The Accra-based financial contributor to the club has been an avid critic of the administrative style of Nti and has amplified calls for his dismissal despite leading the side to defend their Premier League crown last season.

Kotoko are struggling to hold onto majority of their key players with four confirmed to have left for different clubs abroad.

Captain Michael Akuffo, Yusif Aziz and Seidu Bancey have all confirmed their exit from the club.

Defender Kwabena Edusei is also among a number of high-profile players who are demanding huge monies before they renew their contracts.

The future of coach Mas-ud Dramani is still uncertain after the board failed to reach an agreement with him to extend his deal last Friday.

The club has started pre-season without the former Ghana female Under-20 coach, clearly signaling that all is not well with the Porcupine Warriors.

Asamoah has criticized the board for doing little in the face of these mounting challenges.

“The Kotoko board is either sleeping or joking. The League will start soon and nobody knows the direction of the club, ”he fumed on Accra-based Peace FM

“They should have taken into retrospect what happened last year and taken far-reaching decisions which will inure to the benefit of the club.

“Today we sit here and we don’t even know which players are coming in. The contracts of majority of our boys are on the verge of running out and nothing has been done to renew their deals.

“We are simply joking in the transfer market when other clubs are seriously reinforcing their squads.

“The board told us they will review the work of Opoku Nti at the end of the season and yet nothing has been heard.

“This is a serious club which requires serious people to run. We don’t want to go back to Africa and embarrass our fans again.”

The Executive Club 50 is a group of top businessmen who make significant financial contribution to the club.


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • Nana Kwame says:
    July 23, 2014 02:45 pm
    Well I am surprise at this outburst from Mr. Asamoah Gyima, I think he should put away that personal hatred for the current administration and let’s come together and help. I don’t even think the said executive club 50 is still in existence, more so when was the last time they contributed to the club? Please we know very well things are not the beast now but it was same with the past administrator or may be the past was worse than it is now. Please the club needs peace and not this fruitless and baseless verbal abuse on the current management. The current situation is such that we all need to come together to find a lasting solution and that was why the stakeholders meeting was help in Kumasi. Ask him if he was there! He better put up or shut up!
  • holics says:
    July 23, 2014 10:42 am
    am surprised @ the comments made by tis biz mogul thought he would know best: can he tell me which team in the country has made any purchase and even if there's any,has he enquired from mgt what they're doin b4 coming out wit such a comment. we do not need such detractors in the club-if he thinks he has the financial muscles which i think is wat is lacking in our mgt n board to keep the old guys and bring in new faces,the door is duly opened for him:put-up or shut-up