Asante Kotoko

Kumasi Asante Kotoko are yet to decide on participating in next season’s CAF Champions League, board member Alhaji Abu Lamine has revealed.

The Porcupine Warriors were chosen to represent Ghana in Africa’s elite club competition following the cancellation of the 2019-20 football season.

The decision to compete or otherwise was believed to have been taken by the new board; however Alhaji Lamine in an interview with Asempa FM has stated otherwise.

According to him, the new Chief Executive Officer, Nana Yaw Amponsah has been given minimum two weeks to put together a document that will detail the current state of affairs at the club.

He says it is only after such an exercise -that gives an impression of the state of the playing body- that will determine whether Kotoko should play in Africa or otherwise.

“We have not really set a target for him, we have given him a mandate of three years, but if he gets to the ground, he will come back to us. If he comes, he will update us on what he will need, that is when we will analyse whether we should go to Africa or not,” Alhaji Lamine told Asempa FM.

“He has met the coach, he will do an assessment of the playing body and the quality available; those who should go any those who should stay.

“So he will need not less that 2 weeks to put all those pieces together. So I believe that we should give him 2-3 weeks, he will get to the board and provide the real state of affairs of the club, then we’ll take it from there,” he concluded.

Alhaji Lamine is part of a newly installed 12 member board tasked with restoring Asante Kotoko’s lost glory.