Newly appoint Chief Executive Officer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah has set sights on building a team that will dominate in the Black Stars B within the next two years and has, therefore targeted eight home based players, including Joseph Esso and Shafiu Mumuni.
The former Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential candidate who signed a three year deal to steer affairs for the porcupine warriors has revealed that his short-term plan for Kotoko as he warmed himself into his three-year mandate is to restore the glorious days of the local giants.
“I want to build a CHAN team in the next two years. That is my short-term plan for the club,” the young dynamic CEO stated in an exclusive interaction with the Graphic Sports.
“I wants to build a formidable Kotoko squad which could contribute about eight players to the Black Stars B team for the next African Nations Championship (CHAN)” he told Graphic Sports.
However, he the shrewd football administrator is on a hunt for the most outstanding players on the local scene, with the former Ashantigold and Black Stars B goal poacher, Shafiu Mumuni, as his main target.
Though the young hitman is eyeing a foreign deal following the expiration of his contract with the Miners last month, the Kotoko boss is bent on tracking him down with a lofty offer to enable him feature prominently in their Champions League campaign next season.
He disclosed that negotiations were currently ongoing between the player and the club and was hopeful of a positive outcome.
It is beleieve the porcupine warriors are also interested in signing James Akaminko, Latif Anabila, Justice Blay, Mathew Anim Cudjoe and Emmanuel Keyekeh in their quest to augument their charges for Africa and also build winsome side.