Ghana Premier League champions Asante Kotoko have acquired the services of eight new players ahead of their 2012-2013 title defense and the 2013 Caf Champions League campaign.
The club’s official mouthpiece Kotoko Express reported on Friday that five of the players are from the premier league while the other three are joining from the lower divisions.
According to the paper, highly rated striker of Ebusua Dwarfs, Seidu Bancey, has been signed on as well as Berekum Chelsea’s Ali Nurudeen.
The Kumasi-based club can also boast of the services of Medeama’s central defender Kwabena Edusei.
The Heart of Lions duo of Godfred Asante and Small Boy Coba have also joined the 21-time league champions.
The two players from the second-tier division are Mohammed Toure and Musa Issa of Guan United while Nafiu Dramani of Cheetah in the third-tier completes the list.
The executive chairman of the club, Dr. K.K Sarpong, said they are in discussions with two Premier League clubs for the services of two other players.
The Porcupine Warriors want to augment their squad for the upcoming season.
Kotoko will be managed next season by Mashoud Didi Dramani who replaces Maxwell Konadu after the latter was appointed assistant coach of the Black Stars.