Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko have confirmed changes to their 2022/23 kits, including the removal of the image of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The Ghanaian Champions honoured the great king by emblazoning his image on their uniforms, but this decision triggered massive criticism.
This has forced the leaderhip of the club to remove the image from the kits they will be wearing next season.
“We have amended our 2022/23 Kits after further considerations in collaboration with Errea,” th club announced on Twitter on Thursday.
The new kits don’t have Otumfuo’s image.
We have after further considerations in collaboration with Errea amended our 2022/23 Kits.
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— Asante Kotoko SC – 21/22 GPL Champions🥇 (@AsanteKotoko_SC) August 4, 2022
Before the changes, controversial football administrator Alhaji Grusah, who owns King Faisal, a club also based in the Asantehene’s kingdom, slammed Kotoko for using Otumfuo’s image on their kits.
“It’s uncivilized to have put ‘Otumfuo’ on the Kotoko jersey,” he told Kumasi-based Kessben FM. “In fact, it’s a village thing. Otumfour is more than that, he does not go to war and lose.
“Maybe these Asantes don’t know how Otumfuo is valued. Who doesn’t know he is the owner of the club? Which team does that in the world?
“We put sponsors on jerseys. This is not maturity, they already done it but they can still go back and change it,” he added.