Nana Yaw Amponsah’s Vision Already Yielding Dividends For Asante Kotoko
Young, agile and energetic Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nana Yaw Amponsah, is full of ideas and visions for the club, as he promises to make the club an economically viable entity in Ghana, Africa and the global world as a whole.
After his confirmation as the club’s new CEO, the former Director of Football at lower-tier side Phar Rangers has begun rolling out a number of projects and directions which will go a long way to benefit the Porcupine Warriors in the foreseeable future.
As the commander-in-chief and the leader of the management team, he is obligated to make sure the club benefit enormously from players especially from transfer and onward transfer fees.
It is in light of this that the vibrant football administrator has moved quickly to tie down one of the most promising centre-backs at Kotoko to a long term contract.
Agyeman Badu, whose contract expired with the club back in April has penned a five-year deal after fruitful negotiations with the club’s CEO.
The 24-year-old joined the Porcupine family from Phar Rangers in 2018 on a two-year deal after emerging as the best player in the lower division that year.
Badu’s defensive and somehow midfield duties for the club had been hugely beneficial – especially making 12 appearances in the abrogated 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League.
Nana Yaw’s policy of tying players down to a long-term contract to avoid them leaving for free has successfully taken off with Agyeman Badu serving as a case study.
This means that the era of signing players for a short term at Kotoko is virtually over, and this direction will go a long way to yield dividends for the club.
Sources reveal that the club will be engaging other players in the coming days whose contracts are nearing expiration to tie them to a long-term contract in the same manner.