Manhyia appoints nine-member board for Kotoko

Kwame Kyei continues in the top seat as chairman, overseeing business affairs for the Porcupine Warriors

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, owner of Asante Kotoko, has set up a nine-member board to steer the club’s affairs.

In a statement written and signed by Kofi Badu, chief of staff at Manhyia Palace, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II tasked the nine-member board to ‘‘rebuild the Asante Kotoko brand, not only for its sporting performance but as a viable economic entity”.

The club’s executive chairman, Kwame Kyei, who has been in his current position for four years, will serve as board chairman.

He will be assisted by Jude Arthur, chairman of GCB, who will serve as vice-chairman of the board.

GFA requirements

Kwadwo Boateng Gyamfi, Kwasi Osei Ofori, Alhaji Lamine, Kwamena Mensah, Joseph Yaw Addo, Evelyn Nsiah Asare and Baffour Kwame Kusi are the other members of the board.

The members were appointed following recommendations by a committee led by Professor Lydia Nkansah of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Kotoko will now present this list to the Ghana Football Association’s Club Licensing Board, in fulfilment of the GFA’s requirements.

Manhyia’s instructions

Following his appointment in November 2016, Manhyia instructed Kyei to put together a board that would steer the club’s affairs.

Although he served in the role for four years, he did not constitute the board. He has appointed two different management committees, however.

At the insistence of the GFA’s Club Licensing Board that Kotoko meet the standard licensing requirements, Manhyia Palace has intervened and established the board.

Kyei is the chief executive officer and founder of Unity Oil Ltd, one of Ghana’s premier oil marketing companies. He began his working life as a haulier of petroleum products and then became a trader for Ghana Oil Ltd (GOIL).

Atsu Boye

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