Our doors are always opened for Kwesi Appiah - Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah

Published on: 09 September 2021

Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer, Nana Yaw Amponsah has said the club is always ready to welcome back James Akwasi Appiah.

The former Black Stars gaffer has been constantly linked to the club for the past two seasons.

The Ghana Premier League powerhouse according to multiple reports are on the verge of mutually terminating the contract they signed with Portuguese head coach, Mariano Baretto following a reported clash of egos.

Baretto, 64, publicly chastised Kotoko’s ways of doing things and even insisted the club is only big by name since they lack several basic infrastructures to help players and coaches achieve success.

“I can’t confirm or deny. I don’t want to go into that but if at any point in time Kwesi Appiah wants to come to Asante Kotoko, the doors are opened,” Amponsah told Acra based Starr FM.

“I didn’t hear the coach [Mariano Baretto] say the team was indisciplined and if at some point there was some indiscipline, that’s why we brought him in. Management and the board are discussing whether the coach should stay or not and we will conclude on that soon.

“I still think that our team was the best despite all that we’ve been through. We have the biggest fanbase in Ghana. Our fanbase is bigger than even Hearts of Oak,” he added.

Aside Kwesi Appiah who has been linked with Kotoko, WAFA head coach Prosper Ogum Narteh is one of the coaches who may take over from Baretto after reports suggest that he has even met the club’s top hierarchy to present to them his philosophies and targets as a coach.

Asante Kotoko finished the 2020/21 football season trophyless.