Former President John
Agyekum Kuffour has urged Otumfou Osei Tutu II – Asantene, to appoint a competent
and committed people to manage Asante Kotoko.
The former Asante Kotoko board chairman, in an interview with Manhyia Palace based radio station, Opemsour FM, lauded the great king for his exemplary leadership and achievements.
“As you know, I was once made the Chairman of Kotoko but I had to divert to politics to serve Ghana” he started with.
He further urged the leadership of the club to see to the welfare of the players.
“I know injuries are part of the game, reason why I would urge the managers to see to the welfare of the players, they must be paid well and have good insurance policies to cover them because their lives could be ruined through injuries.
“Elsewhere footballers are paid better than Doctors, Lawyers and other professionals but what do we see here in Ghana, players being paid less than a Ghc 1000, what happens if they get injured and can’t play anymore?”
The soft spoken state man, also took time to have some words for the footballers.
“And to the footballers, I’m clamouring for your well-being but you must also serve the club (Asante Kotoko) with your hearts. The moment you are given the privilege to wear the Kotoko jersey, remember you’re serving one of the biggest clubs in Africa and that, you must serve with all your heart”
The record winning Ghana Premier League and for that matter, Manhyia Palace are in the process of forming a Board as required by the Club Licensing Board of the Ghana Football Association.
The former President pleaded with the Great King to appoint competent people on the Board.
“The struggle for leadership at Kotoko is real due to how lucrative the club looks, so I will plead with Otumfour to appoint people who understand the game and will lead the club with the truth.
“The leaders should also be protected due to the fact that there are other people who will attempt to bring them down through gossips” he concluded.