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Former Asante Kotoko Administrative Manager tells newly appointed IMC not to be complacent

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Former Asante Kotoko Administrative Manager tells newly appointed IMC not to be complacent

Samuel Sarfo Duku, former Administrative Manager and Head of Legal Affairs at Kumasi Asante Kotoko has welcomed the selection of the four-member Interim Management Committee.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the club’s life patron, formed the committee to manage the club’s activities in the following season.

Prosper Narteh Ogum, the club’s head coach, and former Black Stars boss James Akwesi Appiah are the two famous figures on the committee, with the latter serving as the club’s Technical Advisor and the former returning for a second tenure.

Sarfo Duku, who talked exclusively to Citi Sports, praised the gathered team and believes they can achieve great things this season.

Yes, I see it as a very promising and productive IMC because of the blend of knowledge and good skill. Regarding the Administrative aspects, I am told [Nana Apinkra Akwasi Awua] is a Chartered Accountant, and looking at the background of Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi, Akwesi Appiah and Ogum, who are also on board as technical persons in the game of football, I think it is a promising team.

I wish them well, but they shouldn’t think they know everything, and not rely on other people for help if the need arises.

Football is a very complicated industry, Kotoko is a big family with people from all walks of life with different opinions.

They should know how to handle the affairs of the club, so they get the support of all if they want to succeed. That is what they should aim at.

The Interim Management Committee is made up of the following individuals:

Apinkra, Nana Akwasi Awua is a chartered accountant who serves as Kontomponiaferehene.
Former Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah has vast expertise in football management.
Dr Prosper Narteh Ogum: Appointed as the team’s new head coach, bringing his knowledge.
Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi: Appointed administrative manager to oversee the club’s administrative operations.
The IMC’s principal role is to guarantee that Asante Kotoko meets all of the Ghana Premier League’s statutory duties and prepares a strong and competitive team for the forthcoming season.

The IMC will give direction and assistance to the club throughout this period of transition to guarantee its smooth operation.

With the term of the Dr. Kwame Kyei-led Board of Directors expiring earlier this month, Asante Kotoko is embracing change and looking forward to a bright future under the Interim Management Committee’s direction.

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“We deserved to win” – Kotoko’s coach following Chelsea defeat

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Samuel Boadu's squad sealed the victory late in the second half with a goal from Mezack Afriyie. After the match, Narteh Ogum voiced his unhappiness over lost opportunities.

Asante Kotoko’s coach, Prosper Narteh Ogum, feels his club did not deserve to lose to Berekum Chelsea.

On Matchday 30, the Porcupine Warriors lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Golden City Park.

Steven Mukwala gave Kotoko the lead, but Stephen Amankona equalised for the home side, bringing the first half to a draw.

Samuel Boadu’s squad sealed the victory late in the second half with a goal from Mezack Afriyie.

After the match, Narteh Ogum voiced his unhappiness over lost opportunities.

“We deserved to win.” We played better and had some good opportunities that we might have taken, but you saw it,” he explained.

“I do not wish to mention that person’s name. Intimidation, that is all,” he said.

However, Asante Kotoko will look to return to winning ways when they meet rivals Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Stadium next weekend on Matchday 31.

The setback drops the Reds to 11th place in the league table, with 40 points.

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Bofoakwa Tano bent on staying in the league than winning FA Cup

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In an exclusive chat with Citi Sports, Ababio emphasised the importance of winning the remaining matches to preserve their standing in the Ghana Premier League. "Right now, if I had to pick, I would choose to stay in the league for the time being, but all that aside, we prepare match by match. We're striving to earn and keep premier league status; that's our ultimate goal right now."

Alexander Ababio, Chief Executive Officer of Tano Bofoakwa, has emphasised the importance of remaining in the Ghana Premier League, indicating that he prioritises this over winning the MTN FA Cup and competing in the CAF Interclub tournament.

The Sunyani-based team is positioned 11th in the league, just one point ahead of FA Cup reigning winners Dreams FC, who have four outstanding games owing to their involvement in the MTN FA Cup.

In an exclusive chat with Citi Sports, Ababio emphasised the importance of winning the remaining matches to preserve their standing in the Ghana Premier League.

“Right now, if I had to pick, I would choose to stay in the league for the time being, but all that aside, we prepare match by match. We’re striving to earn and keep premier league status; that’s our ultimate goal right now.”

“With Nsoatreman, I aim to overcome them. Since joining the Premiership, we have played two matches, both of which resulted in draws. Though we beat Dreams FC, we will not be satisfied that we were able to remove them.”

This is going to be a local derby, and we’ll be ready to win.”

The 2023/24 MTN FA Cup final will take place on June 23, 2024, at the University of Ghana Stadium. Bofoakwa Tano’s next Ghana Premier League game will be against Samartex 1996 at the Nsenkyire Sports Complex in Samreboi.

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We are ready to play in the CAF Confederation Cup- Nsoatreman General Manager

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"We're ready. Once we reach the final, we want to win and travel to Africa. When given the opportunity, we will compete in the Africa tournament and do well. It's difficult to play the final in Accra, but we don't have a choice." "During our (Division One) playoff game against Tamale City FC, we transported around 30 fans to Accra in buses. So, in a same vein, we will organise extra buses to bring more fans and increase the lads' support."

Nsoatreman Football Club General Manager Eric Alagidede thinks his squad is prepared to play in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

He mentioned this in an exclusive interview with CITI TV’s Football Made In Ghana, following his team’s qualification for the 2024 MTN FA Cup Final.

Nsoatreman defeated Legon Cities 2-1 in the semifinals at WAFA Park in Sogakope, setting up a final against crosstown foe Bofoakwa Tano.

The final took place on June 23 at the University of Ghana Stadium, with the winner qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup.

Speaking of the final, Nsoatreman’s GM expressed confidence in his team’s fitness to compete on the African terrain, noting,

“We’re ready. Once we reach the final, we want to win and travel to Africa. When given the opportunity, we will compete in the Africa tournament and do well. It’s difficult to play the final in Accra, but we don’t have a choice.”

“During our (Division One) playoff game against Tamale City FC, we transported around 30 fans to Accra in buses. So, in a same vein, we will organise extra buses to bring more fans and increase the lads’ support.”

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