A former Management member of Asante Kotoko, Dr Patrick Ofori has outlined the criteria the club’s new leadership should use in appointing a new Chief Executive Officer.
The Porcupine Warriors are without a CEO and management after the newly inaugurated Kwame Kyei led board took a decision to collapse the previous one.
This development saw George Amoako relinquish his role as CEO with the Ghana FA executive council member now with Kumasi-based King Faisal.
In appointing Amoako’s replacement the board have dilly dallied with selecting persons like former Ghana FA presidential hopeful, Nana Yaw Amponsah, and the latest name to join the list of contenders is Samuel Osei Kuffour, a former Bayern Munich and Ghana defender.
Patrick Ofori, who served as a Kotoko management member during the era of Dr K.K. Sarpong has advised the current leaders of the team to set up a criteria that will guide their appointment of a CEO.
He disclosed this in an interview with Kumasi based radio station, Light FM.
He said “The person to be selected as Kotoko CEO must have the ability to create innovative ways in gaining income, ethically grounded, good human relations with the supporters, also he should be well learned in administration. This isn’t the time to consider club affiliation of the person, it is about the competence and ability to achieve the set targets.
“The board of directors should be willing to pay the right kind of money to attract the right kind of personnel to come in and raise the right kind of money for them because if you pay peanuts, you will get monkeys to work for you,” Dr Ofori went further.
Patrick Ofori also touched on Nana Yaw Amponsah as a candidate for the role and stressed that he should only he given the job only ifbhe merits it.
“I have good relation with Nana Yaw Amponsah. If he fit for the criteria of Asante Kotoko, he should be given the mandate but if not, then NO,” he told Light FM.