Former Managing Director of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Samuel Opoku Nti, has been appointed as an unofficial member of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Youth and Sports Committee.
The Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, a staunch sportsman, is determined to accelerate the development of sports in the Garden City.
The Kumasi Mayor has therefore adopted a strategy of bringing on board the best brains in sports in the city to help execute his commendable agenda.
Opoku Nti, a former Black Stars skipper, who is now into football administration, having worked as Kotoko CEO, was eventually invited into the committee.
Other sports luminaries serving on the committee on unofficial status include Bright Kankam Boadu, a broadcast journalist with Nhyira FM in Kumasi.
Asamoah Dankwa, Kumasi Metro Sports Officer and Pastor Vincent Asamoah, National Director, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, are also on the committee.
Opoku Nti, who is also willing to serve the city, attended a meeting of the KMA Youth and Sports Committee at the KMA on Thursday afternoon.
Speaking to Daily Guide, Opoku Nti aka ‘Lord Zico’ stated that uplifting colt’s football and inter schools football would be his main agenda.
He expressed sadness over the fact that most of the football playing fields in the city have been turned into shops, thereby killing the sport.
Opoku Nti, who is a Kotoko legend, said he would offer the needed technical expertise which would help the KMA to produce fresh football talents.