The new Asante Kotoko board has been urged to work towards the club owning its own stadium “within the shortest possible time.”
The 9-member body, led by Dr. Kwame Kyei, held its inaugural meeting at Sports Hotel in Kumasi Tuesday morning.
Reading out the tasks for the new policymakers of the Porcupine Warriors, Chief of Staff at the Manhyia Palace, Kofi Badu stated it makes sense that the club, which was formed in 1935, builds its own facility for matches after completing a planned academy and training facility complex project.
“Your first order is to develop the Adako-Jachie field into the best sports complex in the sub-region to contain a giant soccer academy and the best training facility complete a first-class gym, medical and nutritional and all the auxiliary things needed for such a facility.
“While implementing the academy and training facility complex, you should begin preparations for Kotoko’s own stadium within the shortest possible time.
“No doubt the Baba Yara Stadium has been a useful home for Kotoko and will continue to be so. However, going forward, it makes economic sense for the club to own its stadium even if some category of matches will continue to be played at the national stadium,” he stated.
The Kotoko board, according to reports, will have a mandate for three seasons.