The Porcupine Warriors could make signings in double figures before the season starts as a lot of the players used for last season are on their way out
Asante Kotoko chief executive officer Nana Yaw Amponsah has revealed that the club could sign up to ten players ahead of the start of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season.
According to Amponsah, a lot of the players that were one the club’s wage bill could be leaving and their replacements should be found.
Already, midfielder Augustine Okrah has left the club following the expiration of his contract while reports suggest that defenders Habib Mohammed, Abdul Ganiu Ismail and Wahab Adams are likey to exit the club as they have few months left in their contracts.
Also, captain Felix Annan has been hugely linked with a move to Medeama after losing his position to Razak Abalora while deputy captain Emmanuel Gyamfi is believed to he on the radar of Aduana Stars.
‘Some Kotoko players earn Ghc5,000 a month but some Ghanaian players ain’t getting enough as salary,” Amponsah told Starr FM in an interview.
“Our recruitments are all intact. We are targeting about five to ten players this season because there are going to be departures.
“Some of the players will leave so we must find replacement for those leaving before the season starts,” he added.
“I think we should develop our league well, retain our players so that when we call foreign players, they know they’re going to face competition here.
“Kotoko players earn far more than GHC2000. They earn more than that. We are paying the salary in its raw stage and it’s huge.
“Some Asante Kotoko players are earning more than GHC5000 a month and don’t forget they earn winning bonuses also apart from the salaries. I believe we need to pay players more but we need to generate more,” he added.
Kotoko have made contacts with Ashanti Gold midfielder Seth Osei and Medeama midfielder Richard Boadu ‘Agadas’ but their clubs are reported to have demanded $200,000 and $150,000 respectively.