Our job is to win off the pitch; Ex-Kotoko Chief Herbert Mensah schools Ghanaian Football Administrators - Footy Dreams

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Our job is to win off the pitch; Ex-Kotoko Chief Herbert Mensah schools Ghanaian Football Administrators

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Former Chairman of Asante Kotoko, Herbert Kwabena Amponsah Mensah has schooled Ghanaian Football administrators with regards to the do’s and don’ts if they want to achieve their target.

Mensah, who is the leader of the Ghana Rugby Association, was appointed to lead the Porcupine Warriors in 1999, when the team was in a sorry state.

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Through the introduction of a 5-year development plan, he together with the management restored the clubs glory days. His plan positioned the club well on the Africa continent.

He is often credited for making a major contribution towards changing the face of Ghanaian professional football.

In an interview with TV3 Sports, Herbert Mensah advised administrators from meddling themselves with on the pitch issues.

 “Our job (as club administrators) is not to win matches. Our job is to manage football clubs and therefore as chairman of Asante Kotoko, my job was to win off the field.

“If you win off the field as a sports or football administrator, the winnings on the field will come” he noted.

Herbert Mensah also advised club administrators to not be short-term minded but focused on long-term projects which would put the clubs in a better position in terms of governance.

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“The management of a football club is not telling people how rich you are. That ego maniacal way is not the way. It is by showing good governance so that when you leave, whoever that comes after you is in a position to say this is what I’ve got” he concluded.

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