Former skipper of Asante Kotoko, Amos Frimpong, believes the newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer of the club, Nana Yaw Amponsah, has what it takes to succeed.
Frimpong, who plays for AS Kaloum in Guinea, said the confidence reposed in him by the supporters made Mr Amponsah the perfect man for the job.
Amponsah was appointed by the club on a three-year deal to restore the club’s image and make it the biggest brand on the continent.
However, his appointment was met with mixed feelings, with his critics doubting whether he could manage the expectations of a giant club such as Kotoko.
However, Frimpong told Graphic Sports Online in an interview that the criticisms and praise-singing were part of the job and that the policies of the new CEO would be crucial in making him successful.
“A lot of people, especially the Kotoko supporters, have confidence in him as the perfect man for the Job. I think with that he can succeed by being dedicated to the work assigned to him,” he said.
“With the little I know about kotoko, if you are dedicated to the progress of the club everything you do becomes successful for you and I believe he will deliver.
“His experience and policies would determine his achievements as the new leader of the club. I think he has plans and knows what to do for the progress of the club,” he added.
Kotoko are looking forward to improving the team ahead of their CAF Champions League campaign, following clearance by the lifetime patron of the club, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to purchase new players.
When asked whether the club had a chance to dominae the continent, Frimpong described his former side as a great brand that could achieve everything with the right management.
He, however, called on all stakeholders of the club to support Mr Amponsah to succeed in Kotoko.
“Kotoko is a big brand in Ghana and they can achieve anything in football on the continent. I believe he needs support from all stakeholders to deliver success,” he stated.