Kotoko fans hungry for Champions League title, says Asantehene

The owner of the Porcupine Warriors is unhappy about the indiscriminate selling of players which is affecting the performance of the team on the African stage
The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who is the Life Patron of Asante Kotoko, has said the fans are hungry for the Caf Champions League title next season.

The King said conquering Africa once again has been long overdue and has charged the management of the Porcupine Warriors to restore their continental pride after winning their 22nd Ghana league title.

“I am happy you won the league and I am also happy to be receiving it. What is left is the Africa Champions League. The team didn’t go far in that competition this year. We are looking forward to wining it again like we did in those days,” Otumfuo said when the team visited him at the Manhyia Palace to present the Ghana Premier League trophy.

He also expressed his reservations about the rampant sale of players of the club that has incurred the displeasure of most of the fans.

He said: “Most of the players are bought from other clubs and so they leave very early. They join the club and leave sometimes just after a season.

"The team would not progress that way. If you don’t put measures in place to train your own players and promote them to the senior team, then we will continue to be stagnant. Our aim of winning the Champions League will be fruitless.”

“I hear a lot of things, sometimes about players being sold and the monies not being made public. You are in the best position to know whether these stories are true or not,” the Asantehene told the club’s board chairman Dr KK Sarpong.