Former Asante Kotoko striker George Abege has delivered a damning verdict on the club’s big boy status insisting that they have done very little to lay onto such claims.
Abege joined the club in controversial circumstances just 2 years ago with his signing raising several eyebrows.
The Ugandan endured a short-lived career as he failed to meet up to expectations and was eventually offloaded by authorities.
In an interview with Kumasi based Wontumi TV, the former Kariobangi Sharks goal poacher says Asante Kotoko needs to really live up to its big club claims most especially on the pitch.
He said “there’s some loopholes in Kotoko BUT from outside if you look at it you can admire a lot but once you go deep inside the club, you will find out that there’s a lot of loopholes.
“Why am I saying this, because they need to invest a lot in youth football. If you look at their U20, they’re only few people, U17 never existed when I was there and they don’t give enough time to for those youth to have the courage to carry on and believe that after one, two, three seasons I will be able to deliver in Kotoko,” Abege remarked.
The Ugandan has charged the leadership to walk the talk of being a big club to delivering results and not always proclaiming it.
“Football is not spoken, football is played on the pitch and not at the office nor the roadside so whatever you do on the pitch will determine whether what you’re doing was right from outside or not because what they display on the pitch shows that Kotoko is not big enough,
“BUT in terms of facilities I think it’s good, they have a bus and somehow organised club, they’ve got training pitch BUT the training pitch lacks a lot so there’s a lot of things this team need to do to be called a big team because I was there and saw it SO for it to be at pal with the so called big teams in Africa, there are a lot to be done on the ground before they come on the pitch.
“I always wish Asante Kotoko the best BUT I also wish they could do something about that because it’s not good for a club to always boost itself with their past history than to look at the future,” he concluded.