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Develop SOP before your tenure ends – Addae-Mensah to new Kotoko CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of DataBank, Kojo Addae-Mensah has suggested to Ghana Premier League side Asante Kotoko to consider developing a Standard Operation Procedures document that will guide the recruitment of expertise into the club.

Addae-Mensah is of the opinion the running of the club should be given to people with sports background or profession but with requisite proficiency in a corporate environment. He states the club will be going in circles if this is not done as incompetent people will be involved in the club’s management.

According to him, the status quo must change to reflect what is done in the professional running of a club or corporate structure.

“Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) is absent in Kotoko and such a document should have been present in the club by now so that irrespective of whoever takes charge of the club, he/she will be aware of the laid down criteria for hiring expertise.

“When such a document is existent, only competent people will be employed. I would have wished he [new CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah] puts together such a document for approval before he started work. But he has little time.

“It is difficult to work without a SOP, to be honest. What I will advise him to do is when he is presenting any person for approval, he (CEO) can only present a detailed background of the person he wants to recruit and the board must understand and assess the individual based on that once there is no SOP. If there is an alternative then their backgrounds are measured,” he told Nhyira Power Sports.

There have been reports of a rift between some board members and CEO of Kotoko as some names are being proposed to him to be involved in his management with rejection of names he has submitted for approval.

Kojo Addae-Mensah then advised Nana Yaw Amponsah to complete a Standard Operation Procedure document before leaving his office tenure as CEO of Asante Kotoko.

Nana Yaw Amponsah has a three-year mandate to turn Kotoko to a competitive sporting club on the globe and an economic viable entity.





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