Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko Sporting Club – Nana Yaw Amponsah has said that the partnership between the Porcupine Warriors and Southampton Football Club will help the Ghanaian club develop its setup to the level of the Saints.

“This partnership enables us to plug Asante Kotoko into Southampton in such a way that Kotoko functions like Southampton.

“Kotoko would have everything Southampton has but to a level that reflects our different budgets.

“I believe that with the expertise and resources available at Southampton, we can tap into this and develop our setup to look and feel professional like Saints.”

The two clubs completed a partnership deal today.

Over the course of the partnership, Southampton will support the development of Ghanaian Premier League Asante Kotoko’s strategy both on and off the pitch.

Southampton will share their industry-leading coaching expertise to help Asante Kotoko realise their ambition of building a sustainable Academy and pathway to the first team, with year-round remote support supplemented by regular visits to Ghana throughout the partnership from the club’s International Football Partnership team.

The partnership will include Academy staff exchange visits between the UK and Ghana, as well as opportunities for Asante Kotoko’s young players to attend annual UK Player Development camps and experience the Southampton Academy methodology first-hand, when travel corridors open up and it is safe to travel.

Southampton will also support the development of Asante Kotoko’s commercial and operational strategy through collaborating on key projects.

Nana Yaw Amponsah who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Master’s Degree in Sports Law and Practice from the Leicester DE Montfort University, UK was outdoored as the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of Asante Kotoko SC at the Sports Hotel in Kumasi on Friday, August 7, 2020.