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Kotoko CEO rates trophyless first season ‘fairly successful’

Asante Kotoko CEO, Nana Yaw Amponsah asserts his first season at the club is not all doom and gloom despite going trophyless.

A season of no silverware for the Porcupine Warriors was confirmed on Sunday when they suffered defeat at home to Berekum Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup competition.

Kotoko earlier lost out on the Ghana Premier League title to arch-rivals Hearts of Oak.

“We [management] are sorry for not achieving the set targets but of course there were several things we were able to do within the short-term plans we had,” he stated in an interview with Oyerepa FM Monday.

The Kotoko CEO continued: “It would have been nicer if we had won the league or the FA Cup despite all the attendant problems or even the Champions League and Confederation Cup that we competed in during the season despite all the challenges.

“Kotoko is not a team that enters a competition just for the sake of it. We go in with all the commitment to win but the spirit is willing but the body sometimes may be weak.

“We would like to thank the fans and plead we forge ahead…”

Sum up the season? “I will say it was fairly successful, not completely successful. And we would situate it according to our short-term vision. We had that, the medium-term and a long-term vision,” Yaw Amponsah noted.

The Kotoko Chief takes solace in his leadership’s ability to set up what he describes as ‘lasting’ administrative structures and embark on Phase One of a project at the club’s Adako-Jachie Training Complex which is expected to be completed this August.

Nana Yaw Amponsah also hinted the club could next be concentrating on creating stands around its training field, the construction of an astroturf pitch and developing an abandoned building project started under the Dr. KK Sarpong era into a fitting accommodation for players and staff.



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