Acting Communication Manager of Asante Kotoko, David Obeng Nyarko has revealed that the club are preparing towards forming a youth team.
In an attempt to shape the direction and adopt a new model, Asante Kotoko owner, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has tasked the Board of Directors to establish a youth team and women’s team before their three-year mandate ends.
David, who doubles as the Personal Assistant to the CEO, Nana Yaw Amponsah says, the youth team is the major key in every football team in the world and they are hoping to form it in 2022.
“One of the main vision under Nana Yaw Amponsah administration is to create a youth team for Asante Kotoko and is the reason why the club is in partnership with Southampton in England,” David said in an interview with Kumasi-based Angel FM.
“Southampton has one of the best academies in the world which has produced so many quality players and hoping to also benefit from the club. Asante Kotoko has also benefited from the youth players in previous years and hopes to do the same under Nana Yaw Amponsah’s administration”
Nana Yaw Amponsah and his management which have a mandate that runs for three years believe that setting the pace with the youth team and the women’s team will make Kotoko the first elite team in Ghana to run such a model.