The newly-formed Asante Kotoko Board of Directors have been tasked to establish an International standard Academy to create opportunities for the development of the youth in the community.
The owner of the Porcupine Warriors announced a nine-member Committee to steer the affairs of the club Thursday afternoon.
A statement signed by Asantehene’s Chief of Staff, Kofi Badu, on Thursday read: ”He [Otumfuo Osei Tutu II] has directed the Board 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.
”He has also directed the Board to provide the Club with the stability of a professional administration equipped with the technological and analytical skills appropriate for the administration of a professional sporting club.”
This task is one expected to be achievable two sports experts on the board – Joseph Yaw Adu, retired Director of Sports at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Evelyn Nsiah Asare – a Physical Education specialist at the Sunyani Technical University.
The club previously had a youth team but was dissolved in 2018 by Dr Kwame Kyei.
In January this year, the Kotoko appointed ex-defender Richard Manu as youth team coach after signing a five year deal.
They followed it with a justify-your-inclusion to select players for the academy.
The idea is expected to be continued as planned.