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Yamoah-Ponkoh urges new constitution for Kotoko

Published on: 30 March 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

Former Asante Kotoko official Afirifa Yamoah-Ponkoh insists no club administration should be made to exist beyond five years.

The former Operations Director of the Kumasi-based club has added his voice relative to the recent liability incurred by the club.

Kotoko have been given a 30-day ultimatum to pay a whooping 99,000 Euros to former coach Hans Dieter Schmidt for his wrongful dismissal in 2005.

The club is also to pay $6,500 to Turkish club Gençlerbirligi S.K. in refunds for unpaid ‘Solidarity Mechanism’ to local side B.T International for the transfer of defender Adamu Mohammed in 2008.

Kotoko in both cases also incurred extra cost in legal fees of 11,000 and 1000 Swiss Francs in the case involving Shcmidt and Adamu respectively.

Ponkoh thus believes a clear-cut constitution for any incoming administration that should not last beyond five years is needed to help curb future occurrence of the latest fiasco.

“I believe the coming in and exiting is where the problem lies,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.

“There must be clear notes to indicate any management’s account of stewardship for the incoming one.

“I also believe no matter how good your administration is, maximum five years and you are gone for fresh ones to come in.

“There also must be a clear constitution for the club to guide the administration from making mistakes n future.”

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