Footballghana.com reported last week that the Ghana Premier League giants would announce partnership with the Premier League outfit Southampton. And the Kumasi-based club have announced a partnership deal with English Premier League club.
Over the course of the partnership, Southampton will support the development of Ghanaian Premier League Asante Kotoko’s strategy. Both on and off the pitch.
Mark Abrahams, Director of Business and Community Development at Southampton after the partnership said. “During these challenging times, we’re delighted to have agreed a long-term partnership to work with Asante Kotoko.
“Nana Yaw has a clear vision for Asante Kotoko to be a self-sustainable football club both on and off the pitch.
“We look forward to working with him and his team to support their development.”
Southampton will share their industry-leading coaching expertise to help Asante Kotoko realise their ambition of building a sustainable Academy and pathway to the first team. this with year-round remote support supplemented by regular visits to Ghana throughout the partnership from the club’s International Football Partnership team.
The partnership will include Academy staff exchange visits between the UK and Ghana. As well as opportunities for Asante Kotoko’s young players to attend annual UK Player Development camps and experience the Southampton Academy methodology first-hand when travel corridors open up and it is safe to travel.