Posted On Tuesday, 30th July 2013
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has shocked Kotoko’s 12-man board by sacking all of them and appointing the club’s ex-star Opoku Nti to run the club on temporary basis, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
His Majesty took the decision after a meeting with the ex-Ghana international at the Manhyia Palace on Tuesday afternoon.
Nti will be supported by head coach Mas-Ud Dramani and the club’s accountant Charles Opoku to help the management team run the club.
Nicknamed Zico, the retired forward etched his name into the history books after scoring the winning goal against Al Ahly of Egypt in the 1983 Africa Clubs Championship final played in Kumasi.
In that same year, he emerged runner-up in the France Football African Footballer of the Year award.
The disbanded board was headed by Dr KK Sarpong who unexpectedly resigned from the position last week.
Otumfuo’s latest decision squashes the board’s decision to install member Paul Adu-Gyamfi as interim Chief Executive.
Others on the board were Ambassador Karbral Blay-Amihere, Chairman of the National Media Commission, Ricky Boakye Yiadom (Businessman).
Mike Twum Barimah (Businessman), Alhaji Abu Lamini (Businessman), Kofi Duah Adonten, former MD, Ghana Post, Mrs Agnes Osei-Peters, Businesswoman
Wilberforce Mfum, Ex-Kotoko player, Bernard Akwasi Xiel, Businessman (NCC), Alhaji Ahmed Bando, CEO, Bamed Travel & Tours and Jerry Asare (Businessman) complete the list.