Why Manhyia rejected Nana Yaw Amponsah’s appointment as Kotoko CEO

Nana Yaw Amponsah

Former GFA presidential candidate has lost out on the chance to become the Chief Executive Officer of prestigious club side, Asante Kotoko.

The Manhyia Palace which seats the owner of the club, Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II rejected the imminent appointment of Nana Yaw Amponsah.

Nana Yaw Amponsah was interviewed by the newly constituted Board of Directors in Accra following the dissolution of the George Amoako-led management team.

Aftermath of this meeting resulted in widespread media reports claiming the founder and bankroller of Division One League club Phar Rangers had landed the position.

But Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Manhyia Palace, Kwame Aboagye Mensah, in an interview with Opemsuo FM refuted these claims.

“We have heard the news circulating in the media that the Board of Directors have settled on him [Nana Yaw Amponsah]. It’s not true and I repeat it’s not true,” Kwame Aboagye Mensah said.

“Everyone should take note that Asante Kotoko is a big brand and it can’t work with someone who is not secretive”

“Being interviewed by the Board of Directors and the next hour everything said during the meeting is in the media….how can we work with such individual?” he quizzed.

“We have plans for the club and announcements are not to be made by the public but His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II” he concluded.

Meanwhile, three individuals namely Kofi Amoa-Abban, Martin Brobbey and James Osei Brown have been added to the newly constituted Board of Directors.

With the George Afriyie opting not to run for the post and Nana Yaw Amponsah disqualified, the quest for a new CEO will continue.

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