‘Kotoko need to develop its infrastructure’, Nana Yaw Amponsah hints Kotoko may not play in Africa


The Porcupine Warriors chief believes it will be better they develop their training facility rather than rushing to play in Caf inter-club competitions

Asante Kotoko chief executive officer Nana Yaw Amponsah has suggested that the club may opt not to play in Caf Confederation Cup next season despite being offered a golden opportunity to represent Ghana.

Although, Kotoko finished second in Ghana Premier League behind Hearts of Oak and got eliminated from the FA Cup in quarterfinals by Berekum Chelsea, Caf’s new licensing rule permits them to participate in the Confederation Cup since it was only Kotoko, Medeama and Hearts that fulfilled the regulations.

Already, Medeama have written to Ghana FA that they won’t participate in the inter-club competition leaving only Kotoko as the next option since Hearts will play in Caf Champions League.

However, Amponsah believes it will cost a lot in terms of finances for Kotoko who also need infrastructure to underline their supremacy as a great club in Ghana and Africa.

“The cost of going to Africa is not easy and if I am to tell you the cost involved in going to Africa last year, it can provide us with an astro turf at Adako Jachie and double of what we are doing now and many more,” Amponsah told Oyerepa TV.

“We must take advantage of that to develop and improve our squad and prepare them to win the league and FA cup next season if possible.

“We also need to develop our infrastructure so we can console ourselves with it,” he added.

Kotoko were eliminated last season from both Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup despite a bright start.


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