The three-member committee constituted to investigate the affairs of Asante Kotoko have written to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for a month’s extension to complete its work, according to Opemsuo Radio report.
The ad-hoc committee was put up in late April by the sole shareholder of the Porcupine Warriors to investigate some financial malfeasance suffered by the club. They were given four weeks to submit their report which was supposed to end May 30, 2020.
The Committee led by Prof. Lydia Nkansah – Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi – were given one month to submit its report to Manhyia. Other members of the committee were Kofi Owusu, Registrar of the National House of Chiefs and Lawrence Bruce Kyei Esq, a private legal practitioner.
Manhyia gave the Committee about five specific task;
- To investigate how come Kotoko was fined $180,000 and the club’s failure to meet FIFA’S deadline for payment.
- To investigate the subsequent transfer of Asante Kotoko player Kwame Bonsu which created fresh sanctions against Kotoko.
- Investigate the failure of the club to meet the 2019/2020 Club license regulations and the unusual turnover of players and coaches during the 2019/2020 league season.
- Determine Culpability for any malfeasance and administrative lapses.
- Make recommendations for future guidance and directions of Asante Kotoko Sporting Club.
They have since had one-on-one interviews with current and old management members, players, sponsors of the club, sports journalist, etc.
However, the mandate of the committee has been reviewed which has necessitated the decision to request for one more month to accomplish the task, according to Manhyia-based Opemsuo Radio.
Before they even submit their full report to the Asantehene, the committee approved the members of the team’s Board of Directors announced on Thursday, May 28, 2020.
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