Asante Kotoko Board Member Alhaji Lamin has revealed that the management has requested for an amount of GHC 250,000 from the club’s Board for the payment of outstanding salaries to some of Kotoko players and the extension of expiring contracts of eight key players.
The latest decision by Kotoko is targeted at halting a possible situation of the club’s players with expiring contracts replicating the unprofessional act of Yahaya Mohammed who signed a pre-contract with another club without the consent of the Porcupine Warriors.
Board member Alhaji Lamine told Power FM “We have already notified the Board that we have eight players whose contracts have to be worked on and we need to sit down with them. The Board is aware and there is a financial problem in the club and we still owe some players salaries so we need to clear the arrears before we can sit with the players. We have submitted a budget of GHC 250,000 so we are awaiting for the money”.
Asante Kotoko’S hierarchy have confirmed that the club is broke and is currently running on the help and benevolence of wealthy supporters.
A chunk of the current playing body have their existing contracts nearing expiration as club officials find several ways in desperation to sweet-talk them into extending their contracts.