Asante Kotoko to recruit new players for Africa

Author: Peter Sarbah
George Amoako, CEO of Kotoko
George Amoako, CEO of Kotoko

The CEO of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, George Amoako, has hinted that the club would be busy in the transfer market hunting for fresh talents for their CAF Champions League campaign.

Despite remaining coy over their transfer activities due to the regulations surrounding it, he hinted of a new-look Porcupine Warriors side that would play in continental competition next season.

In an interview with Kumasi-based Kessben FM on Tuesday, Mr Amoako explained that various department of the team needed to be overhauled and would ensure fresh and quality faces are recruited to help in their CAF Champions League campaign when the transfer window opens.

The Porcupine Warriors won the nod to represent Ghana in the continent’s most prestigious club competition after beating Karela United 4-1 on penalties at the Kumasi Sports Stadium Sunday.

Asante Kotoko coach, Charles Akonnor

Although the team appears to be one of the best on the local scene, the CEO believes they can only make an impact in the continental competition when they beef up their current squad.

“I can't say much about transfers due to rules and regulations involving transfers, but I can assure our supporters that the team will change compared to the current one ahead of next season,” he told Kessben FM.

Kotoko last played in the Champions League in 2017 when they were eliminated in the preliminary stages but they are looking to progress beyond the group stage next season.

This, the CEO believes can be achieved with quality players and assured of putting the team in a better shape before the competition commenced next season.

“Kotoko will be ready with quality players for Africa next season,” he stated.