Former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu, has surprised many by stating that he will respectfully decline an offer to lead Asante Kotoko if it comes from the club’s Life Patron, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ||.
In June 2020, the Manhyia Palace appointed a nine-member board to oversee the operations of the Porcupine Warriors for a three-year term, which will end after the 2022/23 season.
Some supporters of the club believe that the Board of Directors has failed to fulfill their responsibilities due to tribal politics and are calling for their dismissal.
Patrick Osei Agyemang, a member of Kotoko’s management, has confirmed that there is a serious rift between the Board Chairman, Dr. Kwame Kyei, and the Chief Executive Officer, Nana Yaw Amponsah.
Kojo Bonsu, a former executive member of the club, has stated that he will not accept the opportunity to lead the club if approached by Manhyia.
“If Manhyia approaches me to lead Kotoko again, I will respectfully decline the opportunity. Instead, I prefer to stay behind and offer my support and advice to whoever is in charge of Kotoko.”
“Taking on the day-to-day management of Kotoko will be challenging. I’m sorry, but I won’t be able to do that again,” Kojo Bonsu told Kumasi-based Akoma FM.
“Kotoko needs to focus on building its academy and developing players who embrace the team’s culture, love the club, and represent it with pride and commitment. Otherwise, the current issues will continue to occur season after season.”