July 30, 2013

Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem North Constituency of the Ashanti Region, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang has expressed interest in Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s top job.

This follows the resignation of former Tema Oil Refinery boss, Dr. Kofi Kodua Sarpong who until a week ago, occupied the top post of Kotoko for the past three seasons.

Dr. K.K Sarpong resigned after coming under a barrage of criticisms from teeming fans for the clubs who accused him of failing to hold on to the Club’s most prized assets. He is also blamed for the Club’s poor showing in the continental club competition – CAF Champions League.

The Club’s Board of Directors on Monday announced the appointment of Paul Adu-Gyamfi, a legal practitioner as Acting Chairman.

But the MP for Asante Akyem disclosed on Agokansie, the sports segment on the Badwam programme Tuesday, his desire to lead Kotoko and move it to the next level.

According to him, Kumasi Asante Kotoko is a pride of the Asante Kingdom and as somebody who believes in promoting and espousing the invaluable things of the region, serving the club will be a step in the right direction.

The Media Consultant and Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sports, also played down the difficulty in combining his parliamentary duties and the demanding responsibilities of Kotoko Chairman.

He explained that the hallmark of a good manager is to communicate clearly his vision and rally the people he is working with around, to achieve the set goals.

Having been vetted and certified by the Members’ Holding Office of Profit Committee of Parliament, Mr. Kwadwo Baah Agyemang said he is ever ready to fill the huge shoes left by Dr. K.K Sarpong.

“I will gladly serve Kotoko if the Life Patron, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II gives me the opportunity to do that and if interested persons are also asked to apply, I will gladly send my application,” he announced.

Meanwhile, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has dissolved the entire management and board members of Kotoko with immediate effect.

These members are former captain of the club Opoku Nti, Coach Didi Dramani and CK Poku. The Asantehene, who is life patron of the club, has also cancelled the appointment of Mr. Adu Gyamfi as Acting Chairman.

Asempa Sports