Executive Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Dr Kwame Kyei, has handed ‘billions of Cedis’ to the management for player recruitment to augment the already competitive squad, according to Accra rep, Edmund Ackah.
Despite being one of the few clubs with the best squad in depth in the domestic league, the Asante Kotoko boss is acting proactively by making available huge sums for additions based on Coach C.K Akonnor’s recommendations.
“Our Executive Chairman [Prof Dr Kwame Kyei] has set aside money for recruitment to beef up of the squad if the coach wants,” Edmund Ackah, spokesperson of the club told reporters.
“It’s not that the money is with him, he has given the money to us (management), I was there when the transfer [of the money into Kotoko’s account] was done,” Ackah emphasised.
According to the Accra rep, the executive chairman has no idea of how much will be needed for the additions to be made to the squad but has allocated huge sums to be spent on new recruitments.
He doesn’t know how much it will cost but has set the money aside, it is billions of cedis, what is needed is for coach CK to say I need this or that player, whether two, three or even ten players the money is available, all we need to do is to deduct what will be spent then return the balance to him (Dr Kyei),” he revealed.
Kotoko is currently one of the few clubs with the best squad in the domestic league and are looking beyond the local league with their eyes set on winning a continental title.