Ex-Kotoko PRO backs decision to retain Kwame Kyei

Porcupine Warriors former spokesman says Manhyia made the right choice in selecting the oil mogul again

The immediate past spokesman for Asante Kotoko, Kennedy Boakye Ansah, has backed Manhyia’s decision to retain Kwame Kyei.

Last month, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, owner of the football club, named Dr Kyei as the chairman of a new nine-member board. The decision essentially kick-started a new tenure for the oil magnate.

This was despite Dr Kyei’s inability to meet the set target of transforming the club into a consistently successful soccer venture and a viable economic entity.

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However, Boakye Ansah believes that despite these failings, Manhyia’s decision was grounded in logic.

‘‘I would say that the man did a good job because the team won almost every trophy the team competed for. Kotoko won the Normalization Committee Tournament and the FA Cup all under his leadership.

“On the field of play, Kotoko were extremely competitive and off the field, you’re talking about the corporate structure. Okay, people had faults here and there, but when you have a huge sponsor like MTN and they felt the need to renew their relationship with you, that means that you were doing something right,’’ he said.

Dr Kyei and the new board will have to appoint a new management, following the dissolution of the immediate past managerial team.

Though it remains unclear who will be on the new management committee, club sources say no member from the previous team will be reappointed.

Victor Tamakloe

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