Former board member of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kennedy ‘Kenpong’ Agyepong has lashed out at those jostling for management positions in the club, urging them to rather pool their resources together in aid of the team.
In a passionate appeal, he said it was important for all stakeholders to support the acting CEO of the club, Opoku Nti, to succeed, instead of thinking about board or management positions.
When some media men sought his views about the current managerial vacuum in the club, he said, ‘What we must think about is how to help Opoku Nti to succeed. If you love Kotoko, you will not wait to get a management position to do your bit for the club.’
Mr Agyepong, who gave Opoku Nti GH¢4000 a few days ago, towards the pre-season camping of the team in Tamale, stressed, ‘The CEO (Opoku Nti), when he was a player, helped the club to win the African Cup. He stayed with Kotoko even after his retirement as a player, showing that he loves the club. The least we can do, as fans of Kotoko, is to give him our full support to succeed.’
He said he found worrying, reports that the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi was now a beehive of activities, with people lobbying to get on the board or management of Kotoko, stressing that the Asantehene ‘can see through’ everyone that comes to lobby.
‘As the custodian of the Golden Stool, the Asantehene is above such machinations. That is why his subjects refer to him as ‘King Solomon’.
The former Kotoko board member, also the CEO of Kenpong Group of Companies, noted, ‘We must understand and appreciate the fact that the Asantehene, owner of the club, is capable, has good advisers and can appoint competent people to responsible positions in the club.’
He pledged to continue to support the club financially as he had done since 1998.
Known in football circles as Cappuccino, Mr Agaypong added, ‘We should set examples for people to know that, indeed, we are the greatest club in Ghana.
‘We should, as fans of Kotoko, think about how we can help the club to get a good training ground, club house and a strong financial base among others,’ he concluded.
From The Sports Desk
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