Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah has revealed that the club are preparing towards forming a women’s football team.
The sporting club which has solely operated as a men’s team since its formation in August 1935 is now considering creating a team for women.
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 women’s football team before their three-year mandate ends.
“It will be formed very soon,” Nana Yaw said in an interview with Opemsuo radio. “It is one of the mandates Opemsuo [Asantehene] gave the Board which they also handed to the management to work towards it but it is step by step, we want to develop the youth team first before we look at the women’s side”
“These things all balls down to money so as the revenue generation goes on as planned, then these things will also be taking shape because a club like Kotoko can’t venture into something and do it anyhow, we have to make sure whatever we touch becomes the best so when the men’s team is winning the women team will also be winning”
“In Europe recently, Liverpool’s women were relegated while their men were winning the league, that’s not the kind of system we want to build. While our men are winning the league then our women are also winning it at their division then the youth team too will be flourishing,” he ended.
Nana Yaw Amponsah and his management which have a mandate that runs for three years believe that setting the pace with a women’s team will make Kotoko the first elite team in Ghana to run such a model.
The club has chalked great feats in Ghana and African football although they have failed to replicate their continental dominance in the last 20 years.