Former Asante Kotoko stalwart defender and Club legend, Frimpong Manso, has passionately pleaded with the Board of Directors of Asante Kotoko SC to consider old players of the Club who are into coaching at the Technical Department of the Youth team.
The former Asante Kotoko great who played eight years for the Porcupines believes that the old players of the Club have what it takes to inculcate the culture and philosophy of the Club in the young players.
According to the former stopgap gaffer of the Fabulous side under Dr. Kwame Kyei’s first three years, the bedrock of football is the Youth team and it demands experience hands who have clear knowledge about what youth development entails.
Speaking to Opemsuo.com, he revealed how he is so excited about the formation of the Youth team for Asante Kotoko SC which of course will serve as feeding grounds for the Senior team.
“I am really excited about the directives from Manhyia to the Board to develop Youth side for Asante Kotoko. It is surely the start of an exciting moment for the club.”
“In developing the young players, it demands experienced hands that really have the pre-requisite skills about youth development. And I would want to plead with the Board to consider the old players of the Club who are coaches, and understand the cultural perspectives of the club.”
“This is a project that needs support from all and sundry to see it happening soon. It is a difficult project but when it fully matures its results are nothing short of the best,” he concluded.
Asantehene, His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has directed the Board of Directors to set up the Asante Kotoko SC academy and establish a new social impact with Asanteman to provide opportunities for the development of the youth within the communities for advancement through sports.
Source: Opemsuo.com/ Sasu Danquah