Special Assistant to Dr Kwame Kyei, the Chief Executive Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Nana Kwasi Gyambibi Coker, has disclosed that the club will name a substantive coach by the end of this month.
The Ghana Premier League giants are without a substantive coach following the resignation of Paa Kwesi Fabin after only seven months in charge of the club, citing personal reasons for his departure.
Reports in the media indicate that the Porcupine Warriors are in advanced talks with Charles Akunnor to replace Paa Kwesi Fabin after the former Hearts of Oak gaffer was spotted in Kumasi last weekend with friends around the secretariat of the club.
However, Communications Director of the club, Lawyer Sarfo Duku, has come out to debunk the reports, stating they are negotiating with several coaches but have not settled on anyone yet.
In an interview Nana Gyambibi, he echoed claims by the club’s scribe and said they would appoint a substantive coach by the end of September.
“I can’t confirm the name of any coach but we have shortlisted a number of local coaches out of which we will choose a coach from,” Nana Gyambibi told the media.
He hinted that the next coach would be from Ghana and not from outside Ghana.
“There are a lot of applications. We have received some from abroad and Ghana but I can assure you that we will not go beyond the boundaries of Ghana we will still pick a local coach.
“Latest by the end of the month, Asante Kotoko will name a new coach,” he said.