Asante Kotoko’s owner, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has vowed to renovate the Adako Jachie Complex, which serves as the club’s training facility.
The complex’s current state does not reach the standards required of a club of Kotoko’s stature, and the King is keen to develop it into a facility worthy of one of Africa’s best teams.
Christopher Damenya, Chairman of the National Circles Council (NCC), revealed that the King pledged to visit the Adako Jachie Complex when they visited him alongside former players to review the club’s current position. True to his word, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II toured the facility and learned about the club’s issues.
In return, the Asantehene pledged to renovate and upgrade the Adako Jachie Complex’s facilities. Representatives from the club showed him around the property, explaining the refurbishment plans and soliciting support for the project.
“We took Him around and exposed our challenges to Him,” Christopher Damenya stated during an interview on Kumasi-based radio station.
“He (Otumfuo) promised to rebuild the AJ project and make it more befitting, so He has taken the architectural design, very soon we will all witness the Adako Jachie project from a different perspective.”
Meanwhile, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has created an Interim Management Committee to manage the business of Asante Kotoko while the club’s administration is reorganized.
They include Kontomponiaferehene and chartered accountant Nana Apinkra Akwasi Awua, former Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah, former club coach Dr Prosper Narteh Ogum, and Emmanuel Dasoberi.