Executive Council member of the Ghana Football Association, Frederick Acheampong ‘Achie’ has stated that the only thing that will aid the club to reclaim its old glory days is by putting up proper structures.
The Porcupine Warriors have been struggling to reclaim their lost glory on the continent and many, including Achie, believe is lack of proper structures.
The organogram of the club has been poorly structured, compelling the GFA to slap a fine on the Ghanaians giants for their inability to form their board of directors.
On Thursday, Manhyia announced a nine member board for the club with Dr. Kwame Kyei maintaining his position as the Board Chairman to steer affairs of the Porcupine Warriors.
The new board include successful businessesmen, corporate gurus and football brains tasked to steer the affairs of the club.
Speaking on Happy FM on the appointment of new board members for the club, Frederick Acheampong insisted lack of proper structure at the club has been the bane of the club for the past three years.
“For the past three years Kotoko do not have a single structure but Kwame Kyei was appointed at the time to build structures and form a board but none of them came to reality. People were just appointed to managerial roles.
“If the structures were there during Kwame Kyei’s three years mandate, appointment could have been on merit.
“I remember they appointed Dr. Amo Sarpong as Policy Analyst for the club but I didn’t know the kind of policy he was analyzing.
“So if indeed there were structures the club would have replaced him at the time they sacked him. It means it was just created for it to function.
“Along the line they had a special assistant to the Executive Chairman in the person of Nana Gyambibi but they changed his position to become General Manager even when they had CEO.
The former Chief Executive Officer for Ashantigold also advised the club to put up a proper structure in place which will go all the way to help the club in future.
“I think lack of proper structures has jeopardized Kotoko. Going forward the basic thing the club should do is to put proper structures in place.
“When the structures work, as big as Asante Kotoko is, they will be able to develop their training complex, build a youth team to supply the senior side with quality,” he added.
Acheampong’s rise to the position of GFA ExCo member has been astronomical and is considered onme of the fine young brains in football administration in Ghana.