Legendary Samuel Osei Kuffour has urged the new Asante Kotoko board to run the club as a business entity.
The Life Patron of the club, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on Thursday constituted a 9-member Board of Directors of the Porcupine which will be led by Dr Kwame Kyei.
Other members on the board include Kwadwo Boateng Genfi, Kwasi Osei Ofori, Lawyer Kwamina Mensah, Alhaji Lamine, Joseph Yaw Adu, Baffour Kwame Kusi, and Evelyn Nsiah Asare.
According to Kuffour, the 23 times Ghana Premier League champions is a big club and must be run by people who are business-minded.
“Well I think they should take Kotoko as a business, that’s the basic thing. Kotoko is an institute and you cannot handle Kotoko with anything, you have to handle Kotoko with care because people put their life on Kotoko,” he told Joy FM.
“And anything you ask my people, especially those in Kumasi, they will do it for Kotoko, if you say somebody should cut his head for Kotoko you will find somebody who will sacrifice for that.
“So Kotoko is not just like a normal club like probably Bechem United or whatever, it’s a totally different thing, without any disrespect to Bechem United but please Kotoko is a business and I know the people who are coming in are all business-minded so they won’t go to a different direction, if you want to handle Kotoko then you have to do it like a business.
“Everything you touch with Kotoko is gold and Dr [Kwame Kyei] knows, he is my neighbour. He knows that Kotoko now is a business, he knows from the beginning and he has to stick to that, its a business and they have to go in with a business plan," he added.