The Management of Kumasi Asante Kotoko have decided to give prime attention to youth development after they announced some new alternations to its technical team with Godwin Ablordey been appointed as the new Technical Director of the Youth Team with Stephen Oduro as new Welfare Manager.
Ablordey, a former captain of the side, holds a CAF License ‘A’ Coaching Certificate. He recently served as Assistant coach and then recently as Team Manager of the Senior Team.
The club officials have also enhanced the use of former players by appointing some immediate past players in key positions of the club.Former captain Henry Ohene Brenya who retired at the end of last season, has replaced Ablordey as Team Manager of the Senior Team . Brenya joined the club in 2008 from Division-One side Berekum Arsenal.
Club legend Stephen Oduro has been named as the new Welfare Manager. Oduro joined Kotoko in 2000 after a protracted transfer saga which saw him ignoring Obuasi Ashgold for Asante Kotoko after his club the, Real Tamale United had negotiated his transfer to the Len Clay lads. He stood against all odds and decided to play for Kotoko though Ashgold were keen to sign him. He has been one of the longest serving players for the Porcupine Warriors though he had a season’s stint with South African side SuperSport United.
Former player, Ernest Appau maintains his position as Head Coach of the Youth Team.
Current Coach,Steven Polack still remains as the Head Coach of the Senior Team with former Kotoko player Akakpo Patron, who joined from Premier League side WAFA as his assistant.
Asante Kotoko are due to play Aduana in the Super Cup on Sunday, 28th January, 2018 at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium. They would then host CARA club of Congo in February in the first stage of the knockout in the Total CAF Confederations Cup.