Saddick Adams Obama, a sports journalist, has descended into the quagmire that was once Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club in Ghana.
After going trophyless last season, Kotoko, formerly recognized as one of Africa’s biggest teams, now has hurdles in contending on both the African and local fronts.
The club has not won an African trophy in four decades, despite dominating the CAF Champions League in the 1970s and 1980s.
According to Saddick Adams, the Porcupine Warriors’ problems stem from mismanagement and poor leadership.
On A Radio Morning Show on Monday, July 24, 2023, he stated that Kotoko should have modified their management style throughout the years.
“Kotoko is going down and everyone knows it. They are going down further more,” he said.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s Intervention
Interim Management Committee For The Club.
Owner and life patron of Asante Kotoko, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II announced a four-member Interim Management Committee (IMC) to run the affairs of the club.
This follows the dissolution of the 12-member board of directors led by Dr Kwame Kyei and the management led by Nana Yaw Amponsah and the expiration of their mandate.
They include Nana Apinkra Akwasi Awua who is the Kontomponiaferehene and a chartered accountant.
Other members include former Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah, incoming head coach Dr Prosper Narteh Ogum, and Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi, who will serve as administrative manager.
In response to the Asantehene’s appointment, Obama stated that the club’s owner and life patron makes decisions on his own time.
He said nobody can appoint IMC without notifying the Asantehene.
“He has done his appointment and you can’t argue. We haven’t started the league yet so there is more time for the committee,” he stated.
However, Saddick Adams suggested that Manhyia can support one chairman of the club financially to run the affairs of the club.