Sports News of Monday, 18 January 2016
General Manager of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Opoku Nti has not ruled out the club losing key players due to the financial status of the club.
The future of many key has been on the media front and Opoku Nti confirmed other clubs actually show interest in their players, but he can’t confirm whether they will let go those players to balance the books.
Ghana Premier League has been facing challenges to keep hold onto their star players due to financial constraints, and Opoku Nti admits it will be a herculean task to get hold on the players when juicy offers are placed before them.
“Football has been business today and if at least a club like Kotoko cannot pay players a monthly salary of $2000 then we have to understand that no player will be ready to stay in the country and play for the club,” Opoku Nti told Boss FM in Kumasi.
Players thirst for professionalism abroad has always been down to lack of money In the local front, and Opoku. With rumours surrounding Kotoko star names, Opoku Nti says he cannot decide individually whether those players will stay or leave.
“I alone can’t decide. It is true clubs have shown interest in our players, the transfer window closes soon so no deal can be made but maybe we might do business in the summer.”