Kumasi Asante CEO Kotoko Nana Yaw Amponsah has revealed that the Porcupine Warriors will soon start recruiting for their youth team.
According to Nana Yaw Amponsah, the youth team is the most important part of all soccer teams in the world and the club will start recruiting this month.
Speaking to Kotoko Focus TV, the football administrator said that the club wanted to start recruiting in December last year, but stopped because the club had too many activities scheduled.
“Gazale and David went to Southampton to get the DNA we want to use, so we have to start the recruitment. We wanted to start last December but we took a break but there were many activities. You know, Kotoko fans, whatever you do, the results of the first team matter to you more than anything, if that doesn’t go well, no matter what you do, no one will appreciate it, so we had to stop certain things, but we’ll start. with this month’s recruitment,”
He also mentioned that Asante Kotoko’s signing of young players to his first team during the first transfer window this season is an indication that the club values young players.
“We have the youth team at heart because look at Oppong, Agyapong today, Clinton Opoku, you can see that the youth can play and play well, so imagine these guys have been in the Kotoko ranks for three or two years and have had a feel the spirit of Kotoko, the demands of the fans and what they are used to, it will be easier for them to play, so all the talents we will get across the country and elsewhere [for the senior team], we will try to bring them to the youth team so that they have an idea [of Kotoko culture], then acclimatize before we can promote them”
Nana Yaw Amponsah called on the fans of Asante Kotoko to help the club achieve the vision of the youth team.
“In addition, we want to transfer more youth squads to support the first team because an academy like Right to Dream Academy can transfer a player for 2 million dollars, how much more the Kotoko academy?” he questioned. We have a bigger name than them, so it’s part of our plans, but it all comes down to finances, so I’m calling on the fans to help us achieve our goal.”