The Porcupine Warriors former skipper believes the club’s recent problems can be attributed to poor work output by some of the appointees holding vital positions
Former Asante Kotoko captain Amos Frimpong has backed the club’s Executive Board Chairman Kwame Kyei, despite calls by a section of the supporters that his three-year tenure in office must not be extended by Asantehene.
Despite the club winning one FA Cup trophy and Normalisation Committee Tier One title since taking over from Opoku Nti in 2017, his administration has come under immense pressure due to poor handling of legal issues concerning players and coaches.
Kotoko have been forced to pay huge sum of money as compensations to former coaches C.K Akonnor and Kjetil Zachariasen for wrongful dismissal while Fifa has ordered the club to pay Esperance du Tunis $240,000 for signing Emmanuel Clottey wrongfully – a case which could’ve been solved amicably if due diligence was applied.
However, Frimpong believes some appointees are the cause of the club’s downfall since they don’t work as expected.
“The little I saw from Kwame Kyei was that he is someone who has the team at heart and ready to make every sacrifices needed to make Kotoko perform better in the league and Africa,” Frimpong told Ghanasportpage.com
“Anytime he is ready to sacrifice in terms of money and everything, there are some people around who he has brought on board to help and sometimes those people come and disappoint him. However, if Kyei really gets people who also have the good heart and good will, Kotoko can also go far because he is ready to send the club to where it belongs.”
“Sometimes, when you are working and you employ people and they don’t have the same goodwill or offer same sacrifices to support you, it becomes very difficult to achieve the targets. Therefore, those things too do worry at times. I pray that the good ambitions I personally saw from him to help Kotoko succeed will become a reality when those he bring on board also work as expected,” he added.
Frimpong, who now plies his trade with AS Kaloum in Guinea, was the skipper when Kotoko hammered rivals Hearts of Oak 3-0 to win the FA Cup in 2018.