The Porcupine Warriors board chairman has reportedly stepped down from the club after a crunch meeting with the club’s owner
Asante Kotoko board chairman Opanin Kwame Kyei has opted to resign from his position from the club following a meeting held at Manhyia Palace on Tuesday.
All the club’s board members met Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to thrash out issues related to the club and although, the paramount chief of the Asante kingdom advised them to allow bygones be bygones and forge forward as one, reports are rife that Kwame Kyei has stepped down.
According to AshesGyamera’s sources, Kyei decided to call it a quit because he felt he is gradually becoming an unpopular figure in the club’s ranks following a well executed agenda against him.
The oil mogul believes there is a grand scheme by some members of the board and supporters to taint his image, therefore, he has decided to resign.
He is said to have had a bad blood between him and chief executive officer Nana Yaw Amponsah and the duo have not spoken for almost three months.
Although, it was Kyei who masterminded Amponsah’s coming, reports suggest the latter defied some of the orders of the board members and went against several advises he gave him which has led to the uneasiness between them.
According to reports in the local media, some of the board members decided to impeached him and successfully conducted a vote of no confidence in September after he had sought permission at one of their meetings.
However, Otumfuo Osei Tutt II is yet to accept the resignation or reject it.
Kyei took over Kotoko in 2018 and guided the club to win 2019 Normalisation Committee Cup. Also, Kotoko won FA Cup under his tutelage in 2018 after they defeated Hearts of Oak in the Final in Tamale, as well as guiding them to reach the group stage of the Caf Confederation Cup for the first time in a decade.
Kotoko are currently in United Arab Emirates, Dubai, for pre-season and will arrive in the country on October 22 before the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season kicks off a week later.