Chief Executive officer of the Ghana EXIM Bank, Kwadwo Boateng Genfi has for the first time aired his reaction to his appointment onto the Kumasi Asante Kotoko Board of Directors.
According to him, it is a privilege to serve the club but has been quick to admit that the task is herculean.
The experienced Global Business Executive was appointed with 8 others to form the Asante Kotoko board, a body they have been lacking since Kwame Kyei took over three years ago.
Speaking to Kessben FM, Kwadwo Boateng Genfi shared how honored he is with the appointment and his gratitude to the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II.
“The appointment to the Kotoko board is an honour done me and my colleagues and we are grateful to Otumfuo” he said.
“I was born into Kotoko and have been a supporter since. I was a footballer my self. My playing style was like Opoku Afriyie of blessed memory”.
With Asante Kotoko looking a sleeping giant, Kwadwo Boateng Genfi admits plans to revive the club and take it to where it rightfully belongs is an arduous but doable task.
“The task is a difficult one but it is doable” he noted.
He has however acknowledged that to realise their objectives of winning on the pitch, the club requires quality players.
He has promised that the club plans to travel beyond the boundaries of Ghana to recruit the best of talents if need be.
“Football is about quality players and we will look around the country and beyond and get the best players for Kotoko”
“Our immediate target will be winning the league and then proceed to do well in Africa”.
To win as a club, Asante Kotoko will need the backing of their millions of fans. This is something new board member Kwadwo Boateng Genfi says the board won’t overlook.
“The supporters are very important and we will urge them to continue to support the team” he mentioned.
The new Asante Kotoko board will be chaired by Kwame Kyei. The businessman will be assisted by Jude Arthur, who served as a board member in 2013. Tema-based businessman and two-time board member Alhaji Lamine has also been brought back to be part of the new team.
Former sports journalist Evelyn Nsiah Asare, who is now Director of Sports at the Sunyani Technical University is also part of the board.
Other members include Joseph Yaw Adu, Laryea Kwamina Mensah, Kwadwo Boateng Genfi.