Former Asante Kotoko board chairman, Herbert Amponsah Mensah has implored potential and current leaders at the club to brave the odds irrespective of the level of difficulty.
The Ghanaian businessman cum sports administrator was appointed as the Board Chairman of Asante Kotoko in 1999 leading the Porcupine Warriors to achieve a raft of off-the-field success.
Sharing his pearl of wisdom as the twelve-member board of directors name a Chief Executive Officer, Herbert, who is now the president of the Ghana Rugby Association told Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM:
“Kotoko is an institution, it’s too big. To run Kotoko, you must be able to put your hand in fire and not fear the flames,”
“You must be prepared to do it and the people who are important are the supporters. They are the only people that are so important so they have to see that you who is holding the team can hold the fire,”
“That’s why we took on the GFA and other political elements and we kept winning,”
“Kotoko is too big to play second fiddle to any team but if you think Kotoko’s job is to compete with any local side, it’s a problem,” he ended.
Asante Kotoko are set to name Phar Rangers financier and last year’s GFA presidential aspirant Nana Yaw Amponsah as its new CEO.