Foot Africa Asante Kotoko On The Edge Of Parting Ways With Nana Yaw Amponsah

Asante Kotoko with majority of the club Board of Directors are demanding the termination of Nana Yaw Amponsah’s contract. And former Ghana and Bayern Munich ace, Samuel Osei Kuffour could take over as club’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Nana Yaw Amponsah was lucky to get the club’s CEO job instead of Kuffour. However, Kuffour couldn’t get the job. Because the majority of the Board of Directors had then settled on Nana Yaw Amponsah. This after the dissolvement of George Amoako’s led management.

Kotoko, record Ghana Premier League winners have been negatively making headlines for the past months under Nana Yaw Amponsah’s management.

Nana Yaw Amponsah secured some mind-boggling sponsorship deals in less than a year as the CEO of the Porcupine Warriors. However, he has come under intense pressure for the past weeks. This is due to his leadership style appearing unsatisfactory for the club.

It would be recalled that Mr Abban dashed out a Toyota Prado to Nana Yaw Amponsah and a Toyota Fortuna to then head coach of the club, Maxwell Konadu. However, Nana Yaw Amponsah complained that the car was below his standard as the CEO of the club. As he would have demanded for a V8 vehicle but not a Toyota Prado.

There is also a rift between Nana Yaw Amponsah and Boateng Genfi. This rift emerged after Boateng Genfi granted an interview with Graphic Sports.

Sources in the club have indicated that Nana Yaw Amponsah was unhappy and cautioned Mr Boateng Genfi not to grant an interview without his approval.

The Board of Directors were furious after Nana Yaw Amponsah sacked Maxwell Konadu without seeking approval from the board. But Nana Yaw Amponsah questioned Mr Boateng Genfi’s knowledge citing that at Manchester United, Ed Woodward who is the CEO takes the decision on the future of the coach and not the Glazers.

This utterance did not obviously go down well with the board.

However, Nana Yaw Amponsah days regretted his actions and his attitude towards Mr Genfi. And he wanted to move to offer him an apology since he knows the role Mr Genfi masterminded before his appointment. However, Mr Genfi has declined to meet Nana Yaw Amponsah.

The leadership style of the young administrator has been questioned by the Board with majority crusading for the termination of his contract.

Ahead of Kotoko’s Caf Champions League game against Al Hilal in Omdurman, the players threatened to boycott the game if their unpaid entitlements were not paid before the game. And the management hurriedly moved to settle the debt to avoid any embarrassment in Sudan.

The match was subsequently called off after seven players and four officials tested positive for Covid-19.

Players of Kotoko have however demanded to meet the entire Board over the leadership style of Nana Yaw Amponsah when they arrive in Ghana from Sudan.

But in an interview with Kumasi based Oyerepa FM, the 2019 Ghana Football Association presidential candidate admitted he was wrong.

Mr Boateng Genfi and Kofi Abban were the two key pillars who crusaded for Nana Yaw Amponsah’s appointment as CEO. But they seem to have regretted settling on him for the job. But with the current situation at the club, Nana Yaw Amponsah future looks unclear. And it’s possible the Board will now go in for their man in the name of Samuel Osei Kuffour for the CEO job.

Meanwhile, the Board of Directors has linked Nana Yaw Amponsah to the club with a three-year deal as the CEO.

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