Former Asante Kotoko Management member, Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, has cautioned Ghanaian sports journalists and media houses to halt their attempts to impede the operations of the club’s newly constituted Executive Board.
The club’s Life Patron, Otumfour Osei Tutu II through the Manhyia Palace have appointed a 12 member board headed by Kwame Kyei to steer the club back to its old glory days.
With barely 70 days into office, the board has been met with some frustrations; some of which generated from the media space. One particular issue that has dominated sports talk shows has to do with the appointment of a management to run the club.
Yamoah Ponkoh says he is baffled that journalists will worry their heads over such an issue when its clearly not within their domain.
In an interview with Happy FM, he expressed how appalled he is at such an occurrence.
“The media should concentrate on being objective and constructive. Nobody has given the media any job to do, so please they should let this board work,” he warned.
“Otumfour has not given any one of you any job. In their own wisdom and at the appropriate time, they will bring out their policies. Let’s leave the board to work. This new board is charting a new course for our darling club. Sports journalists can’t determine to the board what they can and can’t do. It won’t wash and it won’t work.”
“Why should someone sit and be bothered about the fact that the board hasn’t appointed a management team. Why should anyone be worried about that? Let’s all exercise patience and wait for them.”
“I don’t think this board will succumb to the ways of the media. So if you’re there worried, go on because nobody cares. The club is not for the media. That practice of paying journalists to make noise and praise you for the Kotoko job like in the past, won’t work this time around,” he concluded.