Ex-spokesperson of the club Kennedy Boakye Ansah says the porcupine warriors should not always rely on gate proceeds to run the club.
Kotoko in recent years have mostly relied on funds generated at the gates after games to run the club, a practice many believe is not enough to solve the financial needs of the Ghanaian powerhouse.
Speaking to Starr Sports, Kennedy Boakye Ansah maintained that the club must evolve by leveraging on the huge fan base of the club to rake in enough sponsorship to develop the team
“I feel that Kotoko must evolve in the sense that we should find ways of improving upon the team’s cash revenue because we can’t just rely on gate proceeds or cooperate sponsorship “
“Trust me our cooperate sponsorship can only cater for 30 to 40 percent of our monthly expenditure and the remaining 70 percent we would have to rely on gate proceeds and when it came out that we had to play three games outside Kumasi due to a home ban, the team struggled and had to rely on Dr. Kwame Kyei” Boakye Ansah told Starr Sports
“If I tell you the amount of money the team spent on hotel bills when we played Bechem United and Elmina Sharks you will go gaga so I am saying that if we can leverage on our supporters to rake in more profit aside the gate proceeds and cooperate sponsorship, there will never be a time where we will come crying for money” he added