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