VIDEO: Kumasi Asante Kotoko clubhouse left to rot

Published on: 27 June 2020

The well known Kotoko clubhouse was bought during the Dr. J.K Kankam era and was home to a lot of players like Joe Carr, Kwesi Appiah among others is in a very bad state.

There are cracks in the building and most of the facilities like washrooms, kitchen, etc have not been renovated for a very long time. The building is located in a very prime area in Kumasi and Mrs. Helena Cobbinah once urged Kotoko to renovate the club.

"The club owns a house opposite St Louis SHS so it should be renovated to accommodate the players to save the club from renting. Goalkeeper Joe Carr and others were living there," she said.

Kwaku Osei TV spoke to the caretaker of the clubhouse Ayongo Akampue and he revealed that he has been staying in the house since 1996.  Akampue also said that he first came to Kotoko as a watchman and was later made a caretaker after the house was abandoned and has been staying there with his children.

The caretaker mentioned that he has done everything to draw the attention of club officials to change the registration of the building which is in the name of the contractor who built the house. When explaining further he said any time he talks to club officials about the state of the building they tell him that the house is in a waterlogged area.

According to several reports Asante Kotoko owes a hotel in Kumasi, players and club officials stay at the hotel very often. Porcupine Warriors fans have since called on the club to take a look at the clubhouse to save the club from renting and wasting money on hotels.