Thursday, May 27, 2010


THE newly-appointed Executive Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Dr K.K. Sarpong, has stated that the board has not settled on anyone to head the management of the club.
He told the Daily Graphic yesterday that the board was working in accordance with laid down processes and that the appointment of the head of management was not part of the agenda at the moment.
He dismissed reports in a section of the media that the board had contacted Ashanti Gold CEO, Mr Kudjoe Fianoo, for a possible move to Kotoko.
“It cannot be true so the supporters should ignore it”, he stated emphatically.
Fianoo himself was on Angel FM, a Kumasi radio station, last Tuesday where he intimated that he had been contacted by officials of a club for a switch but failed to mention the club in question. 
Dr Sarpong indicated that the board was in the process of studying the state of affairs of the club.
“This will end before June 14, after which who becomes the head of management will be tackled”, he disclosed.
“Examining the state of affairs will let us know whether there is the need for a new management or a new coach,” the new chairman said.  
Dr Sarpong, however, indicated that as executive chairman, he would head both the board and management.
This means that the title of CEO would be out of the equation and replaced with head of management.
There had been arguments in Kumasi over the true position of Dr Sarpong as announced by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II last Monday.
Dr Sarpong said under the new system he would oversee the management of the club.
The club would also have line managers in its new managerial arrangement.

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