Kumasi Asante Kotoko has announced an official partnership with English Premier League (EPL) side, Southampton.
The partnership seeks to help with the development of football talents in the two teams through various exchange programmes.
“Southampton will share their industry-leading coaching expertise to help Asante Kotoko realise their ambition of building a sustainable Academy and pathway to the first team, with year-round remote support supplemented by regular visits to Ghana throughout the partnership from the club’s International Football Partnership team.
“The partnership will include Academy staff exchange visits between the UK and Ghana, as well as opportunities for Asante Kotoko’s young players to attend annual UK Player Development camps and experience the Southampton Academy methodology first-hand, when travel corridors open up and it is safe to travel.
“Southampton will also support the development of Asante Kotoko’s commercial and operational strategy through collaborating on key projects,” a statement on Southamptom’s website read in part.
Below is a full statement by Asante Kotoko: