Asante Kotoko and the English club, Southampton will enter into a partnership, according to a report by Oyerepa Sports.
According to the report, the partnership will be announced after Nana Yaw Amponsah who has been interviewed for the CEO position is announced to occupy the position.
According to the report, the partnership will be the first of many to be announced later.
Though Oyerepa FM’s report indicates Nana Yaw Amponsah is 99.9% likely to be named the CEO of the club, there are reports in the media Kotoko might look else.
In 2011, Asante Kotoko and English club Sunderland announced a partnership deal.
“Kotoko in turn will work closely with Sunderland to help the club build and grow its brand in the emerging African territory,” the club’s official website added.
“It was a huge honour to welcome the Kotoko officials to our club and I’m delighted that we have now formalised a partnership agreement with them,” then Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn stated.
“There’s a tremendous passion for football in Ghana and I see a real synergy with Sunderland in that respect – football means the world to the people of Ghana and in that respect they are no different to Sunderland fans. There’s an infectious enthusiasm for the game that is wonderful to witness and we are honoured to be working with Kotoko and the Ghanaian people.”
Kotoko was supposed to benefit from Sunderland’s know-how in youth development and other things while Kotoko was supposed to promote Sunderland in Africa. However, it is clear that the deal between the club hit a snag.
At the moment, Sunderland plays in League One, the third tier in English football.