During a significant meeting conducted on Friday at the Manhyia Palace, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the beloved king and owner of Asante Kotoko, expressed his displeasure and disappointment with the club’s current state.
The gathering, attended by supporters and past players, attempted to discuss the club’s predicament following the completion of the three-year term of the Dr Kwame Kyei-led board.
Various important issues were discussed, and critical information was exposed, including the club’s huge debt of nearly GH3 million.
The Asantehene expressed his dissatisfaction with the direction in which the club is heading, a sentiment that was acknowledged and shared by those present at the meeting.
“Asante Kotoko is the only institution disgracing me,” he said.
Kotoko, formerly regarded as one of Africa’s most powerful clubs, is now facing domestic issues after going trophyless last season.
Furthermore, the club has not won an African trophy in four decades, a far cry from their dominance in the CAF Champions League in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Asantehene’s concerns about Kotoko’s current situation underline the necessity for a fresh approach and strategic planning in order to restore the club’s past grandeur.
The conference at the Manhyia Palace was a watershed point in Kotoko’s history, as supporters and stakeholders recognized the need for reform and progress.