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Asante Kotoko Has No Contract With Strike Portugal – Nana Coker reveals

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Former General Manager of Asante Kotoko Nana Kwasi Gyambibi has revealed the club has no contract with Strike, the club’s official kits Sponsors.

According to Coker, Asante Kotoko rather has contract with Club Africa Consult; a company owned by former player Yusif Alhassan Chibsah.

The Porcupines Warriors entered a three-year agreement with Yusif Chibsah, an authorized Representative of Portuguese Kits producers Strike last year to become its official Kits Sponsors.

Branded Kotoko nose masks produced by Strike have flooded the market since last month in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and this has created an immense controversy surrounding the sale of branded products.

Nana Kwasi Gyambibi (Coker)

Some Kotoko supporters believe the club must receive a percentage of the revenue Chibsah earns from the sale of the nose masks.

Yusif Chibsah has revealed Strike provides Kotoko with free Kits in addition to some cash components which cannot be disclosed for it’s prohibited under a confidentiality clause in the contract.

As an agreement in the contract, Strike will sell paraphernalia and souvenirs which includes nose masks as Strike’s benefit or compensation.

However, in responding to the issue on Fabulous Hour on Kumasi based Light FM, Coker said Kotoko has not signed any contract with Portuguese-based Kits manufacturers, Strike.

“Kotoko has no contract with Strike, that Kits producers in Portugal”

“Kotoko rather has a contract with Club Africa Consult which is owned by former player Yusif Chibsah”

“He(Chibsah) is an intermediary who gets all the supplies for Kotoko”

“He suppose to pay a commission for whatever quantity he sells to Kotoko because he sells to the supporters”, he said.

“It’s not anywhere in the contract that, for any supply from Strike, Kotoko does not have any benefit, No! there is nothing like that”, he stressed.

Nana Gyambibi Coker who was also the special aide to the club’s Board Chairman, Dr Kwame Kyei lost his position when the whole management was overhauled months ago over administrative deficiencies.

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