Southampton’s first professional club has a range of partners across North America, the middle east, Australia and Japan. Asante Kotoko has become their latest partners and the only one in Africa. In the course of the partnership, Southampton will support the development of the Ghanaian club both on and off the pitch.
The Saints will further share their expertise in terms of coaching to help Asante Kotoko build a sustainable Academy supplemented by regular visits to Ghana throughout the partnership from the club’s International Football Partnership team.
“This partnership enables us to plug Asante Kotoko into Southampton. Kotoko would have everything Southampton has but to a level that reflects our budgets. I believe with the expertise and resources available at Southampton, we can tap into this and develop our setup to look and feel professional like Southampton. Asante Kotoko’s CEO, Nana Yaw Amponsah stated.
Mark Abrahams, Director of business and community also said that During these challenging times we’re delighted to have agreed on a long term partnership to work with Asante Kotoko. Nana Yaw has a clear vision for Asante Kotoko to be a self-sustainable football club both on and off the pitch. We look forward to working with him and his team to support their development.
Asante Kotoko has been champions of the premier league for a record 23times, won the CAF champions league twice and named African club of the century by International Football Federation of History and Statistics(IFFHS).