MTN FA Cup Winners, Kumasi Asante Kotoko have officially unveiled their newly appointed Assistant Coach, Akakpo Patron in a short ceremony at the club’s office.
In a statement posted on the official website of the club, Akakpo has signed a two year contract with Kotoko. The statement reads as follow;
“Asante Kotoko have named former player and deputy coach of WAFA, Patron Akakpo to fill the vacant role of Assistant coach. “Akakpo penned a two-year contract with the FA cup champions and is expected to assist Polack in achieving set targets for Kotoko,” a club statement read.
The club further expressed delight over Akakpo’s return to the club in a technical capacity; a phenomenon that’s not strange to the club’s culture of engaging it’s former players with key competencies at various managerial and technical positions.
The new Assistant joins after playing an enormous role in WAFA’s impressive run in the Ghana Premier League campaign last season, assisting them to finish second. He’s expected to bring his quality to bear on Kotoko’s team building effort and performance in the coming season”.
Patron is a former player for the club and his addition in the technical team for Kotoko would spark some changes especially with respect to the position of former captain Godwin Ablordey. He was also the Assistant Coach for West African Football Academy before signing for his former club.
Patron is expected to be on the bench to support Steve Polack on Sunday when Kotoko host Accra Hearts of Oak in the 2nd leg of the 60th Anniversary Cup match.