Asante Kotoko set to appoint a CAF License A coach ahead of 2019/20 GPL season

Published on: 03 December 2019

Asante Kotoko are expected to announce the appointment of a new coach who holds a CAF License A certificate to meet requirements set by the Club Licensing Board before the start of the new season, can report.

The Club Licensing Board of the Ghana Football Association has mandated all the Premier League clubs to ensure that their coaches are holders of at least a CAF License A certificate before they will be eligible to handle a Premier Division team in Ghana.

According to reports, Kotoko stand-in coach Johnson Smith is a holder of CAF License B and will not qualify to lead the club per the regulations of the Club Licensing Board.

Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the club, Nana Gyimbibi Cooker confirmed in an interview that the club is course to appoint a new coach.

"The Club Licensing Board has made us understand that they will not accept a License B coach to lead a club.

"Now it’s up to us to look for a coach with a CAF License A and has the CAF experience to lead the club. So we are also taking time to search and then appoint a coach.

"Johnson Smith remains the acting head coach until a substantive coach is appointed", he told Vision 1 FM.

The 2019/20 Ghana Premier League is set to kick off on December 28.